Paris Saint-Germain vs. Angers – Match Report – October 15, 2021


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Paris Saint-Germain vs.  Angers - Match Report - October 15, 2021

(EFE) .- A penalty goal by Kylian Mbappé with three minutes to go allowed Paris Saint-Germain to achieve a long-suffering victory (2-1) over Angers, in a match in which those of Argentine Mauricio Pochettino They once again left the same doubts that already led them to fall to Rennes (2-0) in their last league match.

The absence of key players such as the Argentine Lionel Messi or the Brazilian Neymar, who did not make it to the appointment because of their commitments to their national teams, could serve as an excuse, but the truth is that more, much more, was expected from the all-powerful team Parisian.

A PSG that seemed willing to resolve the clash on the fast track with a thrilling staging, which allowed the Parisians to chain three good scoring chances in the first ten minutes of play.

But the surprising lack of success of the local forwards allowed Angers to come out of this initial section with flying colors, which not only ended up closing all the spaces to Paris Saint-Germain, but was approaching the rival area with more and more danger. .

A change of script that was confirmed in the 36th minute with Angelo Fulgini’s goal that put the visitors ahead on the scoreboard (0-1) by finishing off a cross from Moroccan Soufiane Boufal after a brilliant counter.

But the immense talent that Paris Saint-Germain treasures, in which the Spanish side Juan Bernat returned to play after recovering from the rupture of the anterior ligament in his left knee that has kept him off the pitch for thirteen months, allowed those of Pochettino turn the scoreboard in the second half.

Of course, not without suffering, since if the Portuguese Danilo Pereira equalized the contest for the locals at 69 minutes after heading a Mbappé center, the final 2-1 did not arrive until the 87th minute.

A goal not without some controversy when the referee sanctioned as a penalty, after reviewing the video images, some hands inside the area of ​​Pierrick Capelle after a header from Argentina’s Mauro Icardi.

Maximum penalty that Kylian Mbappé, who broke a streak of four consecutive games without scoring, did not miss to establish the final winning goal that ratifies PSG at the top of the table, but does not clear the doubts that the almighty Parisian team continues to show .


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