PSG won with the skill of Messi-Mbapp. Mauricio Pachettino’s side advanced to the league table with 16 points after losing to Renন in the last minute.
PSG won the League One match 1-0 on Friday night (February 11) at the Parc des Princes in Paris.
PSG will face Real Madrid at home on Wednesday in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League. The match against Ren was his last preparation.
The team remained unbeaten in 15 consecutive matches in the league. They have lost only once in the tournament, 2-0 at the Rennes ground last October.
Ren got the first good chance of the match in the seventh minute. Goalkeeper Kyler Navas kept the net intact by returning the shot of French midfielder Banjaman Boejo from the front of the D-box with great skill.
PSG got the first significant opportunity in the 34th minute after beating the title holder Lil 5-1 in the previous match. Entering the D-box with the left, one of the defenders was cut off and the shot taken by Mbab went through the far post.
With 80 percent of the ball in possession in the first half, none of the five shots taken by PSG for the goal was aimed. Before the break though they could have moved on. Mbabane’s low shot from the ball through Marco Verratti hit the post at the feet of the opponent’s defender Traor.
Mbabane missed a great opportunity in the 62nd minute. Lionel Messi’s pass finds Julian Draxler. The World Cup winning star hit the midfielder’s extended ball into the D-box and struck out one-on-one. In the next minute he sent the ball into the net but the linesman raised the offside flag.
Finally the most coveted goal in the added time of the second half. Messi’s extended ball got to the left and hit the target with a low shot. The hosts can only aim this one shot in the whole match. PSG has 59 points from 16 wins and 5 draws in 24 matches.
Marseille are two with 43 points after playing one match less. Nice has 42 points at number three.
Ren is at number five with 36 points in the match equal to PSG.