Olympique de Marseille plunged a little more against Paris Saint-Germain on Sunday, September 24 at the end of the 6th day of Ligue 1, which made only one bite (4-0), but losing its star Kylian Mbappé, out on injury.
This defeat at the Parc des Princes, his first of the season, will not help the affairs of the Marseille club, in troubled waters for a week, which was punctuated by the departure of its coach Marcelino.
The Marseillais had pulled their heads out of the water at the end of the week with a good result against Ajax Amsterdam in C3 on Thursday (3-3), and a little more on Friday when OM president Pablo Longoria announced that he remained at the helm of the club. The Spanish leader was also present Sunday at the Park to see his team, largely dominated in the game and deprived of the ball.
This defeat completes a week in which OM seriously wavered after a disappointing draw at the Velodrome against Toulouse (0-0) last Sunday, but especially following a stormy meeting the next day between leaders and associations of supporters, who demanded their resignation.
For PSG, who have been sailing unusually on calm waters for several weeks, the weather is clear. This success brings him back on the podium (3rd) of Ligue 1, on goal difference with Monaco (4th), and behind Nice (2nd) and Brest (1st).
Mbappe out on injury in the first half
The ankle injury of his star, Kylian Mbappé has however darkened the Parisian evening. Author of eight goals in five games this season, the striker was hit in the left ankle during contact with defender Leonardo Balerdi (6th). After going back and forth between the bench and the pitch, he came out and returned to the dressing room, replaced by Gonçalo Ramos (31st).
This foul by the Argentine is at the origin of the first goal of PSG: at the right corner of the box, the curled strike of Achraf Hakimi was lodged in the skylight of Pau Lopez (8th).
Two superb goals in two games for the defender, full of confidence, making forget his second season at PSG complicated, marked off the field by an indictment for rape.
The rest of the match was a succession of firsts for the Parisian club: striker Kolo Muani, also from Bondy like Mbappe, chose the classic to score his first goal in red and blue colors.
Attentive in the box, the former Frankfurt player unlocked his counter for his second start. He picked up a ball from the right into the empty goal (37th), after a strike by Hakimi that found the post.
Without their supporters deprived of travel and in a Parc des grands soirs adorned at the beginning of the match with a huge tifo, the players of interim coach Jacques Abardonado continued to dive, despite some attempts, such as that of Vitinha on the bar (24th).
A reassuring match before the trip to Newcastle
At the start of the locker room, PSG continued its momentum, with the first goal of the striker Gonçalo Ramos on the first assist of Ousmane Dembélé. His centre at the first post found the head of the Portuguese striker (47th), who scored a double late in the match on an offering from RKM (89th).
To complete the series of novelties, the young 21-year-old Frenchman Bradley Barcola was lined up for the first time by Luis Enrique, always adept at surprises, and leaving Vitinha on the bench. He was given a standing ovation by the Park at his exit (83rd), replaced by Nordi Mukiele, who signs his return since March.
A second reference match in a week after the victory against Dortmund (2-0), for the PSG version Luis Enrique, who had some misfires including against Nice last weekend (defeat 3-2).
While the Spanish coach had warned his players of the "emotional component" of this kind of match, Luis Enrique had to be reassured, ten days before the trip to Newcastle in the Champions League.
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