the world champion Lionel Messi returned to the goal this Wednesday in a bittersweet day for Paris Saint-Germain, since the Frenchman Kylian Mbappé withdrew injured in the first half, like the Spanish Sergio Ramos.
The man from Rosario scored the second goal for the Parisians in the 3-1 as a visitor to Montpellier (14th) in order to reach 51 points in Ligue 1 after 21 dates and escape of what was his escort until yesterday, Racing de Lens. The team led by former Talleres and River defender Facundo Medina lost 1-0 at home against Nice (8th) and fell to third position, with 45 points, behind Olympique de Marseille, who beat Nantes 2-0 and went to the 46 units.
Meanwhile, the story at PSG was the departure due to injury of Mbappé at 20 minutes. The Frenchman already had a crooked day since he had missed two penalties. Both were saved in a great way by Benjamin Lecomte, although one did not count because the referee made him kick again for overtaking. In the second execution, the goalkeeper grazed the ball with his glove, it hit the post and returned to Mbappé with an empty bow but at a somewhat complicated height and on the 10th he sent her to the clouds in an unusual way.
PSG was only able to resolve the matter in the second half, first with a nice collective play with the arrival of the Moroccan Hakimi and a rebound capitalized by midfielder Fabian Ruiz. It is seen that the Spanish was on because later he put a truly remarkable pass to Messi so that he was left alone in front of the goalkeepertake your time and define it by picking it to the side of Lecomte.
About the end, the striker Arnaud Nordin put a bit of suspense in the game with the 1-2 of Montpellier, but in injury time The one who secured the three Parisian points was the admitted striker Warren Zaire-Emery, a youth midfielder who will be turning 17 in March. This was the kid’s eleventh game in the First Division -two as a starter- and the first goal of his career.