With Mbappé’s agonizing goal, PSG surpasses Angers

Paris Saint-Germain continued to pull away at the top, but only thanks to an agonizing penalty, converted by Kylian Mbappé on Friday, for the comeback and a 2-1 victory over Angers.

The Parisian side won their first eight games of the campaign in the French league, but had lost to Rennes in their most recent duel. On Friday, he seemed inoperative again, with just one shot on goal in the first half.

PSG has required goals in discounts to get ahead despite having a constellation of talented players. At home, it was Mbappé who scored from 11 paces in the 87th minute, after the referee sanctioned a hand from midfielder Pierrick Capelle, despite the fact that this contact seemed to stem from a push by Argentine Mauro Icardi.

The video arbitration (VAR) confirmed the sanction of the penalty, transformed into a goal by Mbappé, who deceived goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni.

Mbappé put the cross for Portuguese midfielder Danilo Pereira to score with a header.

Angers lacked luck after a first half in which they played better. He took the lead in the 36th minute, when Angelo Fulgini took advantage of a low cross from midfielder Sofiane Boufal from the right and deflected it into the net.

PSG lacked its contingent of Argentine and Brazilian players, such as Lionel Messi and Neymar, who played matches with their national teams the day before.


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