Mbappe misses penalty, comes off injured in PSG win
PARIS, Feb 2 — Paris Saint-Germain extended their guide at the top rated of Ligue 1 with a 3-1 gain at Montpellier on Wednesday but their evening was overshadowed by an damage to Kylian Mbappe, who had previously missed a penalty.
The France celebrity experienced an eighth-minute spot-kick saved by Montpellier’s Benjamin Lecomte and then remarkably saw his second attempt turned onto the publish by the goalkeeper following the referee requested a retake.
Mbappe then limped off with what appeared like a hamstring damage halfway through the initial half, raising the alarm for PSG with the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie versus Bayern Munich now much less than two weeks absent.
Following winning just one of their last 4 league game titles, this uncomfortable excursion for PSG observed them also shed Sergio Ramos to harm and have two aims disallowed ahead of Fabian Ruiz set them forward 10 minutes into the 2nd 50 %.
Ruiz then set up Messi to make it 2- with a deft complete and 16-yr-aged midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery produced guaranteed of the earn in stoppage time following Arnaud Nordin — a close friend of Mbappe’s from their time together at France’s nationwide education academy — had pulled a single back.
PSG, who have been with out the rested Neymar, extended their direct at the major of the desk from 3 to 5 factors soon after Lens missing 1- at house to Great.
Gaetan Laborde scored the only objective as Lens dropped details at home for the very first time this time soon after successful all 10 prior matches there.
Marseille climbed earlier mentioned Lens into next place many thanks to a 2- victory at Nantes previously, secured by an have intention from Joao Victor and then a late strike by Azzedine Ounahi, the Moroccan Globe Cup star making his debut following signing in the January window. — AFP