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PSG on a winning streak led by Messi

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  • 02 February, 2023 15:06:53

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Sports desk: French club PSG has returned to winning streak after failing in two consecutive matches. However, Kylian Mbappé is in discussion due to the failure of two penalty shots. In the end, the Argentine superstar Lionel Messi pulled the team from there. He scored, he scored. He increased the edge of the match with great attacks.

Although there were 4 goals in the whole match, no one could score in the first half. All the goals were scored in the second half. The French champions beat them 3-1 at Montpellier. 

However, despite winning the match, Mbappe and Sergio Ramos left the field due to injuries within 10 minutes. Where Neymar is already absent due to injury, these two important stars have joined the journey. However, the extent of their injuries is not yet known. But there is a big worry for the French ahead of the upcoming Bayern Munich match in the Champions League. 

However, after the match, PSG coach Christophe Galtier said to remain positive. According to him, the injuries of Mbappe and Ramos are not that serious. So no need to worry.

PSG could have gone ahead at the beginning of the match. The visitors were awarded a penalty after Messi's free kick fouled Sergio Ramos in the D-box. Mbappe's spot kick on the right in the eighth minute was saved by the goalkeeper. Later got a chance to counter-shot. But far from correcting the mistake, he couldn't keep the ball on target. 

Mbappe left the field in the 21st minute. Initially, the problem seemed to be in the hamstring. He was followed by Ramos after 10 minutes. A little before this, he had a headache while trying to head. The Spanish defender indicated that he had a problem with his head while leaving the field.  

In the 34th minute, Messi's shot bounced off one of Montpellier's legs and into the net. However, the Argentina captain was offside so the goal was not scored. His shot rattled the side netting early in the second half. Ashraf Hakimi sent the ball into the net in the 52nd minute. However, Ruiz was offside at one stage of the attack and the goal was not scored. After three minutes, the Spanish midfielder led the team. He took Ugo Ekiti's extended through ball and sent it into the net with ease.  

In the 62nd minute, Vitinia's shot came back off the post. Messi doubled the gap after 10 minutes. He caught Ruiz's extended ball and effortlessly beat the goalkeeper to coolly send the ball into the net.

Mopelye was desperate for a goal at the end. In the 89th minute, Nurdin made the scoreline 2-1 with a bullet speed shot from outside the D-box after receiving the ball from Alvaro Mavididi. But the match was not over yet. Ashraf Hakimi assisted Jair-Emery's goal in extra time of the match. 

Earlier, PSG lost 1-0 against Rennes and drew 1-1 with a last-minute goal against France. PSG is at the top with 51 points after handling that shock and returning to win. They have 16 wins and three draws in 21 matches. Marseille has reached number two with 46 points in the equal match. Losing 1-0 to Nice dropped them to third place, with 45 points.


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