Lionel Messi was the name on everyone’s lips before the kick-off with Paris Saint-Germain aiming to make it six from six. PSG defeated Lyon with a 2-1 as we noted Ligue 1 football results, thanks to Neymar and Mauro Icardi. The first half was surprisingly boring as neither team managed to break the deadlock.
The chances were few and far between for Lyon in the second, but Gianluigi Donnarumma did make a good save to keep out Xherdan Shaqiri’s fierce shot. However, in the 54th minute, Lyon took the lead with Lucas Paqueta’s brilliant left-footed opening strike
12 minutes later, Pochettino’s men restored the parity when the referee awarded the Paris side a penalty which Neymar converted in the 66th minute. With 15 minutes remaining on the clock, Lionel Messi left the action being replaced by Achraf Hakimi and cutting a frustrated figure after failing to mark his home debut with a goal.
As Mauro Icardi entered the pitch with only 8 minutes before the final whistle there was to be one final twist though. Icardi scored a late winner after Kylian Mbappe’s cross sending the ball into the bottom left corner sparking wild scenes of jubilation in the French capital – PSG remains at the top of the league with maximum points. Watch football highlights of PSG’s win over Lyon in their Ligue 1 match.
Ligue 1 football results:
Paris Saint-Germain – Lyon 2:1
Goals: Neymar 66’ (p.), Icardi 90+2’ – Paqueta 54’
Nice – Monaco 2:2
Goals: Delort 52’, Boudaoui 73’ – Golovin 39’, Ben Yedder 77’
Marseille – Rennes 2:0
Goals: Dieng 48’, Harit 71’
Angers – Nantes 1:4
Goals: Traore 10’ – Girotto 3’, Blas 6’,79’, Muani 23’
Clermont – Brest 1:1
Goals: Rashani 65’ – Chardonnet 52’
Reims – Lorient 0:0
Troyes – Montpellier 1:1
Goals: Touzghar 37’ – Savanier 87’
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