Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) defeated Troyes and maintained the lead in the French Ligue 1 while Lionel Messi was absent due to the club’s own disciplinary action.
PSG won 3-1 in an away match against Troyes in the 34th round of the French Ligue 1 in the 2022-23 season held at Stade de Loeb in Troyes, France on the 8th (Korean time).
PSG, which had been shaken by recording 3 losses (2 wins) in the last 5 games, recorded 25 wins, 3 draws and 6 losses (78 points) with the victory that day, maintaining the gap with second place Lens (72 points).
PSG issued a two-week suspension to Messi, who recently visited Saudi Arabia without permission, and excluded him from the entry that day. The atmosphere was a bit turbulent due to Messi’s punishment, but he won the victory with the goal of ace Kylian Mbappe.
On this day, PSG had Mbappe and Hugo Etikie as the front two tops.
Mbappe scored the goal in the 8th minute of the first half. When Vitinya’s cross hit the crossbar and bounced, Mbappe, who was in front of the goal, did not lose focus and headed it. Mbafe, who scored the 24th goal in the league, was tied for the top scorer with Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon).안전놀이터
Even in the 40th minute of the first half, Mbappe missed an opportunity for an additional goal when his right-footed shot from the left side of the box went slightly off the goalpost.
PSG, who finished the first half 1-0 amid a one-sided attack, escaped with Vitinha’s additional goal in the 14th minute of the second half. Marco Verratti’s pass was headed by Vitinha, the ball hit the goalkeeper, hit Vitinha’s right leg and went straight into the net.
Troyes pursued with Xavier Chavalin’s header in the 38th minute of the second half, but PSG won three minutes later with Fabian Ruiz’s key goal. Mbappe’s shot hit the goalkeeper and Lewis finished the ball with his left foot in front of the box.
With this victory, PSG cruised toward their 11th Ligue 1 title in their career. With 4 games left, PSG, the leader by 6 points, had 7 points left to win on its own.