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Lionel Messi snatches dramatic win for PSG after Neymar stretchered off

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine ahead Lionel Messi celebrates scoring his group’s fourth aim throughout the French L1 soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Lille LOSC at The Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris on February 19, 2023. (Picture by Anne-Christine POUJOULAT / AFP)

Lionel Messi scored a Ninety fifth-minute free-kick to offer Paris Saint-Germain a 4-3 win over Lille in a unprecedented Ligue 1 sport on Sunday through which Kylian Mbappe scored twice however Neymar was taken off on a stretcher with an ankle harm.

Messi’s last-gasp winner got here after PSG had squandered a two-goal lead and fallen 3-2 behind, with Mbappe grabbing a late equalizer earlier than the Argentine’s beautiful strike.

The outcome ends a run of three straight defeats for PSG and ensures they finish the weekend as they began it, 5 factors away from second-placed Marseille, who received 3-2 at Toulouse and host the Parisians subsequent.

“We got here by way of it. It wasn’t an awesome efficiency,” Mbappe instructed broadcaster Amazon Prime.

“We made a lot of errors and misplaced focus too typically and towards a top quality facet you pay dearly for that, however we confirmed that even when we aren’t at our greatest and the context just isn’t precisely favorable we’re a distinct group with completely different gamers and we will all the time discover a means.”

Of rapid concern to PSG is the harm to Neymar, who appeared to be in tears as he was helped onto a stretcher early within the second half after turning his proper ankle.

No fracture

PSG later confirmed a scan had proven no fracture, however mentioned additional exams would must be carried out on the injury to the ligaments within the coming days, constructing fears the Brazilian may miss the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie towards Bayern Munich on March 8.

“I hope ‘Ney’ goes to return again shortly as a result of he is a vital participant for us,” added Mbappe, as PSG additionally noticed Nuno Mendes pressured off with an ankle downside.

Christophe Galtier’s group was trying to bounce again from a 1-0 dwelling loss to Bayern within the first leg of that European tie, and so they went forward early on towards Lille by way of Mbappe — making his first begin after getting back from a current thigh harm.

Neymar quickly made it 2-0 towards a facet PSG beat 7-1 of their final assembly in August, however Bafode Diakite pulled one again for Lille halfway by way of the primary half.

The house facet then noticed Neymar carried off inside 5 minutes of the second half beginning, and Lille drew stage when Jonathan David transformed a penalty for his seventeenth aim this season following a Marco Verratti foul within the field.

Jonathan Bamba made it 3-2 to the away facet with an excellent end and the hosts appeared set for a fourth successive loss earlier than Mbappe transformed from a Juan Bernat help with three minutes remaining.

That was his twenty seventh aim this season in all competitions, nevertheless it was not the tip of the drama as Messi received a free-kick when he was fouled simply exterior the realm by Benjamin Andre.

The World Cup winner stepped as much as dispatch the lifeless ball into the web off the put up to spherical off a exceptional sport.

Marseille retains up strain

Marseille has now received 9 and drawn certainly one of 11 league video games performed since their elimination from the Champions League in early November, after they got here from behind to win in Toulouse.

Dutch striker Thijs Dallinga gave mid-table Toulouse an early lead, however Marseille got here roaring again within the second half at Le Stadium.

Chancel Mbemba equalized and Cengiz Below put Marseille in entrance earlier than Nuno Tavares netted his sixth aim of the season on mortgage from Arsenal, with Ado Onaiwu pulling one again for the hosts.

Monaco adopted up their 3-1 victory over PSG final weekend by profitable 2-1 in Brest to sit down two factors behind Marseille in third.

Aleksandr Golovin and Myron Boadu scored for the principality facet, with Jeremy Le Douaron pulling one again.

Fourth-placed Lens have been 3-1 winners towards Nantes, whereas Rennes moved again above Lille into fifth by beating Clermont 2-0, ex-PSG ahead Arnaud Kalimuendo scoring each of their objectives.

There have been additionally wins for Lorient and Montpellier, whereas Strasbourg moved out of the relegation zone on Saturday by beating backside facet Angers 2-1 on new coach Frederic Antonetti’s debut.

Fellow strugglers Auxerre beat Lyon 2-1 on Friday, whereas Good and Reims drew 0-0.


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