The expulsion of Keylor Navas complicated Pochettino’s team, which suffered more than expected against Nantes (3-1).
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The sixth match in Ligue 1, the third complete with PSG, served Lionel messi to release his scoring locker in Ligue 1. The Argentine star closed the hasty victory against Nantes (3-1) thanks to one of his traditional left-handed hits from the front of the area and brought tranquility to the Parc des Princes, altered half an hour before for the expulsion of Keylor Navas.
Victory favors the team of Mauricio Pochettino extend their lead to 13 points against Lens, who visit Brest on Sunday, locked in the fight to avoid relegation. In addition, the capitalists finalize their preparation for the engagement on Wednesday at the City of Manchester Stadium, where the leadership of Group A is played against the team of Pep Guardiola.
In that match I could debut Sergio Ramos, who this week returned to training, although finally did not enter the call. On a cold and dark afternoon, tinged by the flares of the Parisian ultras, the former Real Madrid captain watched the game attentively from one of the boxes.
Minutes to MNM
The Parc des Princes, at least, was able to follow the progression of the MNM -Messi, Neymar Jr and Kylian mbapp-, a trio that showed more understanding and complicity. In fact, the French international opened the scoring in minute 2, after deflecting a shot from Leandro Paredes.
After the quarter of an hour, a combination between Neymar and Messi led to a shot by the ‘Flea’, saved with a great intervention by Alban lafont. Mbapp also tried to help Messi in a play where he showed his enormous speed, but again the goalkeeper responded, very inspired all afternoon.
The return of Marco Verratti in the center of the field, after a month off due to a hip injury, he gave fluidity to the local game. With the captain’s armband, given to Mbapp when he left the grass, the Italian associated very well with Paredes, also back after a physical problem.
Rico’s bad fortune
After the break, Nantes left their area in search of a draw and after the hour of play, a bad start by Navas, who brought down Ludovic blas, meant the direct red for the Costa Rican goalkeeper. Pochettino removed Neymar from the grass to admit Sergio Rico, who had entered the squad due to the injury of Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The former Sevilla goalkeeper was unlucky, surprised in the 76th minute by Kolo muani, which achieved the provisional 1-1 for the Canaries. From that moment, luck changed sides, because Dennis Appiah deflected a pass from Messi to Mbapp and the ball, in a perfect balloon, was unattainable for Lafont.
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