Ajaccio vs Paris Saint-Germain – Football Match Report – October 21, 2022
Mbappe scored two of Messi’s assists, with the French star returning the favourite by setting Messi up for a goal of his own between PSG’s eventual winners comfortably at Stade Francois Coty.
This victory strengthens Paris Saint-Germain’s grip on the top of the French League, to move it six points away from the second-placed team Lorient Before the rest of this weekend’s games.
The first 10 minutes were even, with Ajaccio trying to hold the ball and build possession while the PSG strikers waited for an opportunity to attack.
Ajaccio took his first chance in the match when Mounaim El Idrissy He missed a shot from a difficult angle in the fourth minute.
Ajaccio goalkeeper Benjamin Leroy Messi then denied when he saved a skewed free kick in the 13th minute.
The visitors opened the scoring midway through the first half after Messi played a perfect cross, allowing Mbappe to open his body and finish first in the far corner of the net. Despite the video assistant referee’s long checking for a possible offside, the goal held.
Mbappe should have doubled PSG’s lead before the break but inconspicuously missed a goal at his mercy after. Achraf Hakimi Put the ball across the penalty area.
But the mistake was not likely to cost Christoph Galtier team.
The second half was mostly quiet until the last 20 minutes, with Leroy entering multiple times.
The three points were effectively decided in the 78th minute. Messi kicked off the action and brilliantly joined Mbappe before recovering the ball, brazenly pasting the Ajaccio keeper and firing into the empty net.
Four minutes later, the brilliance was put on the scoring streak when Messi played again through Mbappe, who, although unbalanced, had enough of his shot to shove the ball into the net.
Information from Reuters was used in this report.
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