Paris/Lorient: the festival at the Parc des Princes

On their way to the title of French champion in Ligue 1, the PSG team has just confirmed its first place with a big victory against Lorient.

Victory of the Parisians 6-1 against Lorient

During the 30th day of Ligue 1, the Parisians held the top of the standings thanks to a big 6-1 victory against Lorient. This victory for the leader of the French Championship puts this team 9 points ahead of its runner-up Olympique de Marseille. A Lorient side 16th in the league table with just a point out of the relegation zone against a genuinely fit and ambitious PSG side after the 3-0 loss to Monaco before the international break, Mauricio Pochettino’s men demonstrate their prestige.

With a 4-3-3 formation, Mauricio Pochettino’s plan worked. On the other side, Christophe Pélissier opted for a 4-4-2 composition with the duo Koné and Moffi in attack which seemed ineffective despite a goal from this second striker thanks to an error by Achraf Hakimi, Parisian right side.

Decisive Mbappé

In the 5th minute, Kylian Mbappé began to surprise the opposing camp with a slalom followed by a shot repelled by Dreyer, goalkeeper of Lorient. Six minutes after this action, again him, Kylian Mbappé delivers an assist to Neymar who almost opened the scoring.

In the 27th minute, Mbappé doubled the bet with a small dribble followed by a chained shot which entered the near post. And the score stops at 2-0 at halftime.

After returning from the locker room, Kylian Mbappé continued his act. At game time, the Parisian star dribbled then chained a low kick outside the area. The goalkeeper of the Lorient team tried to stop the ball but the latter continued to spin to the back of the net.

In the 73rd minute, Mbappé delivers a decisive pass to the Argentinian Lionel Messi who manages to score his 3rd goal in 19 Ligue 1 games.

Finally in the 89th minute, this infernal PSG striker served Neymar to score a double.

In summary, Mbappé had an excellent evening in front of the Parisian spectators with 3 assists and a double. And with these great actions on the ground, the Parisian number 7 is elected Man of the match.

The MNM machine well underway

At the end of the match, we see that the Mbappé, Neymar and Messi trio is starting to be elusive. Indeed, all these three Parisian stars are involved in all the goals against Lorient at the Parc des Princes.

Not necessarily as expected, the formidable striker Kylian Mbappé managed to serve the Brazilian Neymar and the Argentinian Lionel Messi twice.

A long-awaited fact, it is the first time since the arrival of Catalan star Lionel Messi that all three of PSG’s infernal strikers have scored goals in the same match.

Basically, the most expensive trio in the world put on a great show for their fans who were pretty desperate after the heavy loss to Monaco on Matchday 29.

Ranking after the 30th day

After this victory for PSG against Lorient, he still holds first place followed by his classic runner-up Olympique de Marseille with a 9-point gap.

In 3rd place, we find Stade Rennais which is threatened by Strasbourg (4th place) with only 2 points difference. With a gap of 6 points in Nice (5th in the standings) Lyon is still far from the podium.

At the bottom of the table, we find Metz and Bordeaux with only 23 points for each. And Saint-Etienne occupies the 18th place which could send him to a play-off for the maintenance in Ligue 1 if there would be no change.

Virginie Letang
L'actu sur, c'est moi !


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