French Ligue 1
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Paris St-Germain 2-1 Marseille: Neymar and Kylian Mbappe score as PSG beat title rivals

Neymar scores against Marseille
Neymar opened the scoring with this acrobatic finish for his sixth goal in three games

Paris St-Germain remain on course for a record-equalling 10th French title after hanging on for victory over bitter rivals Marseille.

Neymar's early opener for PSG was cancelled out as Duje Caleta-Car bundled the ball in from a corner.

And Kylian Mbappe's penalty in first-half stoppage time proved enough to give the hosts a third straight win.

PSG are now 15 points clear of second-placed Marseille with six games left and can clinch the title next weekend.

Neymar produced an acrobatic finish to hook the ball in from Marco Verratti's chipped ball into the Marseille box to score his 11th goal of the season for PSG - and sixth in three games.

Their penalty was awarded for handball after the referee viewed the pitchside monitor.

Lionel Messi and Mbappe each had a goal disallowed by VAR for offside.

And Marseille then had a late equaliser chalked off by VAR for a marginal offside decision against William Saliba after the on-loan Arsenal defender turned in a free-kick by former West Ham forward Dmitri Payet.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 50G DonnarummaBooked at 90mins
  • 2Hakimi
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 25Tavares MendesBooked at 37mins
  • 15Danilo
  • 6VerrattiBooked at 17minsSubstituted forRamosat 88'minutes
  • 27GueyeBooked at 46minsSubstituted forWijnaldumat 81'minutes
  • 30Messi
  • 7MbappéBooked at 90minsSubstituted forIcardiat 90+2'minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 55mins

Substitutes

  • 1Navas
  • 4Ramos
  • 9Icardi
  • 11Di María
  • 14Bernat
  • 18Wijnaldum
  • 24Kehrer
  • 28Ebimbe
  • 34Simons

Marseille

Formation 4-3-3

  • 16López
  • 21RongierSubstituted forLirolaat 77'minutes
  • 2Saliba
  • 15Caleta-CarSubstituted forBakambuat 90+3'minutes
  • 14Peres Petroni
  • 6Guendouzi
  • 4Kamara
  • 22GueyeSubstituted forDiengat 81'minutes
  • 17ÜnderSubstituted forHaritat 45'minutes
  • 10Payet
  • 8Santos da SilvaBooked at 21mins

Substitutes

  • 7Harit
  • 11de Lima
  • 12Dieng
  • 13Bakambu
  • 23Kolasinac
  • 26Targhalline
  • 29Lirola
  • 30Mandanda
  • 32Ben Seghir
Referee:
François Letexier
Attendance:
46,000

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamMarseille
Possession
Home42%
Away58%
Shots
Home7
Away3
Shots on Target
Home3
Away1
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home16
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Marseille 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 2, Marseille 1.

  3. Post update

    Boubacar Kamara (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint Germain).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Marseille. Conceded by Presnel Kimpembe.

  6. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Mattéo Guendouzi (Marseille) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Cédric Bakambu.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Marseille. Cédric Bakambu replaces Duje Caleta-Car.

  8. Booking

    Gianluigi Donnarumma (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Mauro Icardi replaces Kylian Mbappé.

  10. Booking

    Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Boubacar Kamara (Marseille).

  12. Post update

    Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Post update

    Duje Caleta-Car (Marseille) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Neymar (Paris Saint Germain).

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Sergio Ramos replaces Marco Verratti.

  16. Post update

    VAR Decision: No Goal Paris Saint Germain 2-1 Marseille.

  17. Post update

    GOAL OVERTURNED BY VAR: William Saliba (Marseille) scores but the goal is ruled out after a VAR review.

  18. Post update

    Offside, Marseille. Dimitri Payet tries a through ball, but William Saliba is caught offside.

  19. Post update

    Bamba Dieng (Marseille) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain).

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 17th April 2022

  • PSGParis Saint Germain2MarseilleMarseille1
  • NiceNice2LorientLorient1
  • MetzMetz1ClermontClermont1
  • MontpellierMontpellier0ReimsReims0
  • NantesNantes1AngersAngers1
  • TroyesTroyes1StrasbourgStrasbourg1
  • LyonLyon6BordeauxBordeaux1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG32235472304274
2Marseille32178752312159
3Rennes321751069343556
4Nice32167942281454
5Strasbourg321411753341953
6Monaco32158950341653
7Lens32148105041950
8Lyon32131185041949
9Lille32121284038248
10Nantes32138114135647
11Montpellier32126144444042
12Brest32109134047-739
13Reims32813113435-137
14Angers32810143646-1034
15Troyes3289153045-1533
16Lorient32710153252-2031
17Saint-Étienne3279163562-2730
18Clermont3278173261-2929
19Bordeaux32511164277-3526
20Metz32412162958-2924
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