Kylian Mbappé saves PSG
Just 10 days after losing the World Cup final, Kylian Mbappé saved Paris Saint-Germain with a penalty kick in the last minute as his team beat RC Strasbourg 2-1 in Ligue on Wednesday.
Even though Kylian Mbappé scored a hat-trick in Qatar 2022’s showpiece final against Argentina, France lost. However, he didn’t seem to be hurt in his first match for PSG since the World Cup.
In the 96th minute, with almost the last kick of the game, the 24-year-old took the penalty kick and scored the game-winning goal.
Marquinhos gave PSG the lead in the first half, but the defender scored an own goal after halftime.
With the team’s chances of winning getting slimmer, Kylian Mbappé used his speed and quickness to get behind the Strasbourg defense, but he was tripped up from behind.
Messi wasn’t back yet from Argentina, where he was celebrating winning the World Cup, so Mbappé took the penalty and scored it himself. This gave PSG an eight-point lead at the top of Ligue 1.
Neymar Jr. was sent off in a humiliating way earlier in the game, but Kylian Mbappé’s goal made sure he didn’t have to feel bad about it.
Neymar was sent off twice in a row, the second time for diving in the box for Strasbourg. The 30-year-old Brazilian international player fell to the ground, even though the defender hadn’t touched him. He had already done this earlier in the game.
Kylian Mbappé moves on
Just over a week after what might have been the biggest disappointment of Kylian Mbappé’s career, he was back winning games for PSG. This shows how strong-minded he is.
Even though Kylian Mbappé did great things at the Lusail Stadium, France lost to Argentina in what may have been the best World Cup final ever.
Fans in the Parc de Princes cheered for Kylian Mbappé’s return by singing his name during Wednesday’s game, and the star is eager to keep going for the rest of the season.
“It makes you feel good. “I thank the fans,” he said on PSG TV after the match on Wednesday.
“It’s wonderful to know that you’ve succeeded, and it ends up making you really happy, when you undergo something like what I suffered at the World Cup and then head back home.”
Messi is expected to stay out partying until after PSG’s next league game on Sunday against Lens.
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Neymar gets a red card for acting up during a win for Paris Saint-Germain
Neymar was sent off in the second half of Wednesday’s match between Paris Saint-Germain and Strasbourg for diving in the penalty area. After the World Cup, this was his first football match.
PSG went on to win the game 2-1 after Kylian Mbappe scored a late penalty kick. This gave the Ligue 1 leaders three points in their first game back.
In the 61st minute, the Brazil international got his first yellow card for hitting Strasbourg midfielder Adrien Thomasson in the face with his hand. One minute later, he got his second yellow card for diving. The forward argued with the referee Clement Turpin face-to-face, but it didn’t help.
It was Neymar’s fifth red card since he joined PSG for a world record fee of €222 million ($236 million) in 2017. He will miss Sunday’s game against second-place Lens.
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Neymar, who was in tears after Brazil lost to Croatia in the quarterfinals of the World Cup, set up Marquinhos for PSG’s first goal at Parc des Princes. Marquinhos scored Brazil’s first goal of the match.
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