ᑕ❶ᑐ Montpellier 1-3 Paris Saint Germain: Kylian Mbappe is injured as leaders win
Two missed penalties, a goalkeeper skied and injured after just 21 minutes: Kylian Mbappe experienced a nightmarish night as his Paris St-Germain side won in Montpellier.
The French striker had an early shot saved and then – after a restart – saw his ricochet hit the post, only for him to fire the rebound into an empty net.
Mbappe limped off holding his hamstring shortly after, less than two weeks before PSG’s Champions League round of 16 first leg with Bayern Munich.
Speaking after the game, manager Christophe Galtier suggested the injury was from a blow rather than a muscle problem.
“He took a hit to the back of the knee or the back of the thigh, so we’ll see,” Galtier said. “I’m not too worried. It’s a bruise or a contusion, we don’t know yet.
“With the group we don’t want to take risks with a very busy schedule, but it doesn’t seem bad to me. »
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Achraf Hakimi had a first game canceled for the league leaders after the break before Fabian Ruiz broke the deadlock, heading home from close range.
Lionel Messi then doubled his lead from close range, after a first-half shot had been disallowed for offside, before Arnaud Novin and Warren Zaire-Emery exchanged late goals.
This win puts PSG five points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
- Match stats
- Live text
- 40The countdown
- 6JulianBooked at 7 minutes
- 77SackReplaced byGoodbye Mbiayiin 85′minutes
- 18LeroyReplaced byferryin 63′minutes
- 13ChotardReplaced bynorthinin 83′minutes
- 27MaouassaReplaced byfayadin 83′minutes
- 9GermanReplaced byfayin 62′minutes
- 29Goodbye Mbiayi
- 35The things
- 99G Donnarumma
- 4RamosReplaced byRenato Sanchesin 32′minutes
- 25Nuno MendesReplaced byBernardin 70′minutes
- 15DanielBooked at 11 min
- 17wineReplaced byZaire-Emeryin 70′minutes
- 7MbappeReplaced byEkitikein 21′minutes
- 18Renato Sanches
- Jeremiah Pignard
Match ends, Montpellier 1, Paris Saint Germain 3.
Second Half ends, Montpellier 1, Paris Saint Germain 3.
Attempt saved. Téji Savanier (Montpellier) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked to the center of the goal.
Carlos Soler (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Teji Savanier (Montpellier).
Purpose! Montpellier 1, Paris Saint Germain 3. Warren Zaire-Emery (Paris Saint Germain) scores with a right footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Achraf Hakimi following a fast break.
Failed attempt. Stephy Mavididi (Montpellier) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is close to the left. Assisted by Teji Savanier.
Purpose! Montpellier 1, Paris Saint Germain 2. Arnaud Nordin (Montpellier) scores with a left footed shot from outside the box near the left post. Assisted by Stephy Mavididi.
Corner kick, Paris Saint-Germain. Corner granted by Christopher Jullien.
Attempt blocked. Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Past assisted by Renato Sanches.
Attempt saved. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the center of the box. Assisted by Renato Sanches with a through ball.
Substitution, Montpellier. Enzo Tchato Mbiayi replaces Falaye Sacko.
To delay. They are ready to continue.
Match delayed (Paris Saint Germain).
Failed attempt. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but is close to the left. Past assisted by Renato Sanches.
Substitution, Montpellier. Khalil Fayad replaces Faitout Maouassa.
Substitution, Montpellier. Arnaud Nordin replaces Joris Chotard.
Foul by Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint Germain).
Falaye Sacko (Montpellier) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Offside. Faitout Maouassa tries a long ball, but Stephy Mavididi is caught offside.