Lionel Messi and Neymar wanted solely 5 minutes to mix for Paris Saint-Germain’s aim in a 1-0 win at Lyon within the French league on Sunday (September 18) as chief PSG moved two factors away from second-place Marseille. Messi began and completed the slick transfer after exchanging passes with Neymar and curled the ball expertly previous the despairing dive of goalkeeper Anthony Lopes for his fourth league aim of the season.
It was Neymar’s seventh help within the league this season, and the previous Barcelona teammates mixed once more moments later as Messi went shut. Neymar was making his one hundredth league look for PSG, throughout which period he has been concerned in 121 targets (77 targets and 44 assists).
With the World Cup in Qatar quick approaching, the Brazil star seems to be fitter than he has for a lot of injury-plagued years since becoming a member of from Barcelona for a world document 222 million euros ($222 million) in 2017. His partnership with Messi is getting nearer to what it was at Barca once they shared 299 targets from 2013-17.
Lyon received into the sport extra within the first half and Alexandre Lacazette had a shot saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, but in addition missed a free header from near the aim. Messi had a shot cleared off the road early within the second half as PSG pressured earlier than fading. With Lyon having fun with possession, PSG’s midfield was stretched and Marco Verratti limped off halfway by means of the second half after a knock to his calf muscle.
Le resume de notre victoire a Lyon (0-1) !
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— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) September 18, 2022
“It’s a blow,” PSG coach Christophe Galtier stated. “He was speculated to go and be a part of up with the (Italian) nationwide crew tonight (however) he’ll come again to Paris for exams.”
PSG hit again and Messi’s low shot drew an outstanding low save from Lopes within the 78th, then Lopes made a fair higher save to claw away Messi’s curling free kick close to the tip. Neymar appeared sad about being substituted within the eighty fifth and regarded glum as he regarded on from the bench.
Good defender Jean-Clair Todibo will rapidly need to neglect this sport after he was despatched off simply 9 seconds into his facet’s 1-0 house defeat to Angers. The previous Barcelona central defender tripped Abdallah Sima as he was working by means of on aim and referee Bastien Dechepy had no hesitation displaying him the quickest crimson card in French first division historical past.
“A refereeing resolution that shocks me and condemned my crew to begin the match at a giant drawback,” Todibo wrote on his Twitter account. “Referee’s selections at first of this season have been very questionable and I hope the LFP (French league) does one thing to treatment this.”
Angers additionally completed with 10 gamers after midfielder Sofiane Boufal was despatched off within the 62nd minute, however Good couldn’t discover an equalizer to midfielder Nabil Bentaleb’s high quality 20-meter strike for Angers within the forty third.
Marseille stays unbeaten however dropped factors in a 1-1 house draw with Rennes the place midfielder Matteo Guendouzi scored at each ends.
(with PTI inputs)