PSG achieved the sixth consecutive victory in Ligue 1 after beating Olympique Lyonnais in discount with a goal from Icardi. But without any doubt, the image of the night and of the game took place in the 80th minute, when Messi was substituted and the Argentine star got angry with Pochettino for the strange change when the game went 1-1. Before, during the enunciation of the alignments, there were whistles for Mbappé.
Messi’s first tenure in Paris brought several novelties. The most striking, without a doubt, that of the Donnarumma. The Italian goalkeeper started for the second time in a row in Ligue 1 And, although Pochettino has constantly reiterated that he will decide match by match, the trend suggests that Keylor will play the Champions League and Donnarumma the Ligue 1.
Without a doubt, the first half of the game lacked goals. The game, especially in the first 30 minutes, seemed more like MLS than Ligue 1, since both PSG and Lyon reached the rival area with great ease and the center of the field was conspicuous by its absence in each play. Bosz’s men were planted in the Donnarumma area in just two touches and PSG, with Messi as the standard bearer, arrived with great ease. The Argentine star had the two clearest chances of the first half, first after a genius heel pass from Neymar and then after a home-brand free kick that crashed into the crossbar.
The goal that the first half anticipated was not long in coming. Paquetá, who played an extraordinary game, took advantage of an assist from Toko-Ekambi on the left to overtake Lyon. As against Brugge on Wednesday, PSG still had huge defensive problems and retreats were non-existent. The reaction of the Parisians was not long in coming, since Neymar caused a penalty from Malo Gusto and the Brazilian himself and not Messi was in charge of scoring it. The Rosario ended up strangely replaced by Achraf in the final stretch with a Pochettino who went on to play with three center-backs and the Moroccan right-winger. The image of Messi after being replaced with a disgruntled and angry gesture with Pochettino is already one of the photos of the season. Icardi, who entered in the last minutes, ended up giving victory to PSG with a good header after a great center from Mbappé.
Sinaly Diomande (64′, Boateng), Houssem Aouar (64 ‘, Karl Toko Camp), Achraf Hakimi (75′, Messi), Mathis Cherki (78 ‘, Shaqiri), Icardi (81 ‘, Di María), Habib Keita (85′, Lucas Paquetá), Wijnaldum (85 ‘, Ander Herrera)
0-1, 53′: Lucas Paquetá, 1-1, 65′: Neymar, 2-1, 92′: Icardi
Arbitrator: Clément Turpin
Arbitro VAR: Jerome Brisard
Say Maria (5 ‘, Yellow) Marks (66 ‘, Yellow) Anthony Lopes (79 ‘, Yellow) Nuno mendes (88 ‘, Yellow