PARIS – Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) continue their lead towards a record-breaking 10.M Goals from Neymar and Killian Mbappe helped them to a 2-1 home win over bitter rivals Olympique de Marseille on Sunday.
For PSG, Neymar’s early opener Dজেze Caleta Carr canceled out Mbopp’s penalty before the seal of victory and put PSG at 74 points.
They have now moved to second-placed Marseille, who were not allowed to draw late, with 15 points left in six games and could be champions next weekend.
Jorge Sampaoli’s side, who have been on a winning streak of eight games in all competitions, have a three-point lead over third-placed Stade Renaissance as both teams fight for second and live qualifiers in the group stage of the Champions League. The third place team will compete in the third qualifying round.
PSG made a lively start and it didn’t take long for Mauricio Pochettino’s men to lead in front of an almost silent crowd as the club’s usually noisy ultras or hardcore fans signaled their frustration again after being knocked out of the champions last month. League
“I did not expect such an environment. For a classic, you have to put everything aside, “said captain Marquinhos.
“It simply came to our notice then. We can understand them but today was the day to put your pride aside. “
Neymar led PSG 12 minutes later when Marco Verratti’s cross was deflected by goalkeeper Pau Lopez from the penalty spot.
Marseille remain compact and level in the 31st minute after Gianluigi Donaruma missed the ball from a corner.
Under pressure from PSG but repeatedly caught in the offside trap, Lionel Messi denied a goal.
However, they were rewarded for their dominance in the halftime stroke when a VAR review found that the ball had hit Valentin Rangier’s elbow at the edge of the area and they had been awarded a penalty.
Mbappe buried the spot kick five minutes into his 21-run stoppage timeSt. League 1 season goals.
After the break the mood flared up and Neymar protested fiercely after taking a yellow card for Matteo Guendozi’s foul and needed a few minutes to cool down.
Another goal of PSG was canceled for 65 runsM Mbappe was ruled offside after Messi was set up.
Marseille celebrated what they thought was a parity within five minutes of the whole time, only to be ruled out for another offside for William Saliber’s goal.
Earlier, Nice moved up one place to fourth, two points behind the Renaissance, after Andy Dellert’s double gave them a 2-1 home win over Lorient.
Olympic Lyonnais beat West Ham United in the quarter-finals of the Europa League at the Groupma Stadium, beating Musa Dembele and Carl Toko Ekambi in doubles to beat second-to-bottom Girondins de Bordeaux 6-1.
Leon is eighth with 49 points, seven behind the Renaissance. – Reuters