Paris Saint-Germain defeats Montpellier 3-1
Goal for Montpellier: Paredes (41. csc)
Goals for PSG: Neymar (74th), Mbappé (76th), Icardi (81st)
Long jawed and led to Mosson, Paris Saint-Germain finally overthrew Montpellier (1-3) this Saturday during the 17th day of Ligue 1. A success snapped thanks to the duo Mbappé-Neymar.
Can we talk about a disturbing victory for Paris Saint-Germain? For in the picture of their success against Nantes (2-0) this week, the champions in France had trouble making a difference in Montpellier. Worse was that the Parisians were physically moved or eaten for more than an hour! Goalkeeper Navas will be able to testify, who should work with Delort's powerful strike in the first minutes. We witnessed a first electrical period with a lot of aggressiveness, but quite a bit of fuss, due to bugs and damage from Kimpembe and Gueye quickly replaced.
A first nightmare for Neymar's teammates, spared and dominated in his duels. But still the source of one of the team's rare opportunity for an indirect free kick. Not enough to worry Montpellier who opened the scoring with a goal against camp Paredes (1-0, 41.)! It deserved the Héraultais, who were more defensive when they returned from the locker room. A long-paying strategy against an opponent in difficulty in the game.
Pedro Mendes, the turning point of the fight
Only here, on an acceleration from Neymar, did Pedro Mendes (72) collect another yellow card synonymous with expulsion. And on the free kick, the Brazilian (1-1, 74th) equalized with a wonderfully rolled open side! The start of a new meeting since MHSC could no longer stop PSG or Mbappé (1-2, 76.), who had made a fantastic dash to the surface. Then from a wonderful center of the outside of the foot for the resumption of Icardi (1-3, 81e). This is how Tuchel's men came out of a dangerous situation in Montpellier …