There is no team around them in the league. PSG have lost just one of the previous 24 matches, 2-0 at Renেন last October. They are unbeaten in the last 15 matches. With the fresh confidence of winning the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League against Real Madrid just four days ago. With Neymar back in the XI, the team got back today arguably the best attack of the time. That team could lose points against Nantes, it’s hard to imagine.
But PSG, which is at the top of the French league, did that hard work. Messi-Neymar-Mbappera lost 3-1 to Nante today. At that rate, PSG’s unbeaten 15-match unbeaten run in the league has finally stopped.
Celebrating Nanter Gol
Celebrating Nanter Gol Reuters
In the fourth minute of the match, the French striker Randall Kolo Muani put Nante ahead with a surprise to the guests. Messi-Neymar-Mbappera saw the ball in their net once again before they could cope with that push. Nant’s second goal in the 18th minute was scored by French leftback Quentin Marlin.
PSGO got the chance to score. Neymar got the chance before scoring the first goal, then Messi got it. But Nant’s goalkeeper Alban Lafant seemed to have become the Great Wall of China that day. The French goalkeeper has conceded more than three goals in Messi-Neymar-Mbappe throughout the match.
Nate’s goalkeeper Alban Lafant seems to have become China’s Great Wall in front of Messi
Nate’s goalkeeper Alban Lafant seems to have become China’s Great Wall in front of MessiReuters
At the end of the first half, Dennis Appiah, the defender of Nant, got a red card for a foul while trying to stop Mbappe in front of his box. However, after seeing the VAR, that decision was changed to yellow card. A minute later, a penalty was awarded against PSG for handball in the D-box. Ludovic Blas’s goal gave the hosts a 3-0 lead.
After the break, PSG scored a goal within two minutes. The Brazilian forward cut Lionel Messi’s pass inside the box and made it 3-1 with his right foot shot. But after ten minutes, that Neymar wasted the penalty and disappointed his teammates. Mbappe, who was fouled inside the box, brought the penalty. But Neymar’s weak shot! Goalkeeper Alban Laphante did not even jump to stop. With this, Mbappe saw two superstar teammates ruining the two penalties he had brought in two consecutive matches. Messi missed a penalty in the previous match of the Champions League, this time Neymar.
Neymar scored the only goal of PSG in the match
Neymar scored the only goal of PSG in the matchReuters
After that it was not possible for PSG to come back with any points from this match if they could not do something incredible. None of Messi-Neymar-Mbappe could be a superhuman to bring out the match or at least draw. Mauricio Pachettino’s team left the field with a bitter taste of forgetfulness.
However, PSG’s position in the league’s points list did not change at all. PSG is at the top with 59 points in 25 matches. Second-placed Marseille are far behind, with 48 points from 24 matches.