Paris Saint-Germain refocused on their final shot at silverware this season in Ligue 1 and beat Brest 2-1 with a late Kylian Mbappe aim on Saturday.
Mbappe beat the offside entice to gather a by means of ball from Lionel Messi within the ninetieth minute and rounded goalkeeper Marco Bizot to fit into an empty internet.
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The France striker was fortunate to nonetheless be on the pitch after kicking Haris Belkebla, who was on the bottom within the eighty fifth.
“We’re not saying that we lost because of that, but I’d like to know whether all the players would get the same treatment if they did that,” Brest midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou mentioned. “I asked the referee for an explanation. He said that it was tame. So, I’d like to see what’s a real kick.”
Mbappe initially fouled Belkebla from behind. Belkebla fell to the bottom and held onto Mbappe’s leg. In an act of petulance, Mbappe kicked Belkebla within the abdomen. The referee confirmed solely yellow playing cards to Mbappe and Belkebla for that incident.
PSG have been knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich on Wednesday and are left with attempting to win Ligue 1. PSG lead second-positioned Marseille by 11 factors.
“Of course, there is this disappointment, but we have to go and get this title, and there is unity. And have no doubt about this unity,” PSG coach Chistophe Galtier mentioned.
Midfielder Carlos Soler slammed in a rebound within the thirty seventh after Bizot parried a swerving lengthy-vary strike from Mbappe. The Spain worldwide was probably the most threatening PSG participant within the first half. He curled a shot that Bizot diverted onto the put up within the eleventh. Soler additionally fed Mbappe, who missed the goal from a decent angle within the twenty sixth.
Bizot annoyed PSG within the second half, palming away Messi’s effort from the sting of the field within the sixty fifth and saving an in depth-vary try from Nuno Mendes within the seventieth.
Brest had little or no possession however managed to reveal the fragility of the PSG defence. The hosts capitalized on a counterattack to stage within the forty fourth. Franck Honorat made a run in behind Sergio Ramos to chase a protracted ball from Romain Del Castillo and held off Timothee Pembele to shoot excessive previous goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
PSG have saved simply two clear sheets within the league for the reason that World Cup.