Kylian Mbappé saves PSG at the end of the game in Brest
Looking for a boost after their elimination against Bayern in C1, PSG fought to beat…
Looking for a boost after their elimination against Bayern in C1, PSG fought to beat (1-2) Brest this Saturday evening at the Francis Le Blé stadium.
Only three days after their elimination in the knockout stages of the Champions League against Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain traveled this Saturday evening in the cold Brittany, to the Francis Le Blé stadium, to challenge Stade Brestois, during this 27th day of Ligue 1. The Parisians won the match (12) but not without suffering.
In the first period, PSG did not wait long before putting their foot on the ball and thus dominating the debates. The Parisians made the game in this start with a lot of movement and openings as well as variety in the offensive animation to worry the Brest defense especially in small spaces. And if he had found the crossbar earlier in the half (11th), the Spanish midfielder Carlos Soler perfectly took over a ball badly repelled by Marco Bizot (37th). An opener at a time when the Brestois were starting to get their heads out of the water and Eric Roy’s players then responded quickly in the wake of Franck Honorat (44th) who ended his face-to-face by resisting to the physique of the Parisian axials.
In the second act, Brest was not afraid to attack as soon as the match resumed. The Bretons seemed to be in good shape and are relying on the wings to worry PSG. The locals in the evening even dominated a large part of the second period, posting almost 80% possession at halftime on the hour mark. The chances were even Brest like this superb eccentric free kick fired by Pierre Lees-Melou where Brassier’s header was ultimately off target. Launched in depth at the limit of offside by Messi, Kylian Mbappé flew with the ball towards the Brest goals and hooked Bizot to conclude in the empty cages (90th + 1). The Frenchman was completely forgotten by the Brest defense.
In the standings, PSG remains at the top of the French championship, while Brest is still in 15th position but retains a very weak mattress of one point in the red zone. Next weekend, the Parisians will host Stade Rennais at the Parc des Princes. Les Brestois, meanwhile, will travel to Troyes to play ESTAC during the 28th day of Ligue 1.