Monday, December 6

Neymar hits twice: PSG narrowly win in Bordeaux


On the 13th matchday of Ligue 1, Paris St. Germain narrowly won in Bordeaux. PSG struggled with the West French at times – two congenial partners in the attack ensured success.

Match winner in Bordeaux: PSG offensive man Neymar (right) with his assists Kylian Mbappé.

Match winner in Bordeaux: PSG offensive man Neymar (right) with his assists Kylian Mbappé.

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In comparison to the 2-2 draw against RB Leipzig, PSG started with Draxler, Kehrer, Juan Bernat and Keeper Navas, with a total of six new players in the starting line-up. After a header from Wijnaldum (3rd), there was little from the front runner. Instead, the defense of the guests against the Bordeaux attack for Hertha loan Dilrosun was in demand.

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The home side couldn’t get past the PSG defense, only once had Navas seriously intervened. But even with the Elis opportunity in minute 16, the ball was deflected decisively. After almost half an hour, the up-and-coming Pochettino team went in front: Neymar had too much space after Mbappé’s pass in the penalty area and didn’t let the chance be taken (26th). Mbappé, on the other hand, failed ten minutes later to keeper Costil (36th).

PSG went into the locker room with a 2-0 lead because Neymar completed a remarkable one-two with Mbappé cool (43rd). At the back, goalkeeper Navas was only asked for a Pembelé shot shortly before the end of the first half. The Parisians have been determining the game since the leadership.

Wijnaldum disinterestedly crosses – Elis with the 1: 3

That did not change after the break, although goalkeeper Navas had to intervene against Adli in the 53rd minute. In return, Costil was able to parry a shot from Neymar (54th). Shortly thereafter, Bordeaux came up, but then had to accept the third goal: Mbappé had an easy game because Wijnaldum crossed the Frenchman shortly before the box after an opening pass from Ander Herrera (63.). Two minutes later, he narrowly missed the brace.

From this point on, Mauricio Pochettino’s men shifted down a gear. Bordeaux, which is trained by the former Swiss national coach Vladimir Petkovic, got stuck again and again – at least until the 78th minute. Then things went quickly for the hosts after a mistake by substitute Danilo Pereira, Elis enforced after Adli’s outside instep pass. A little later, Navas prevented worse things from happening against Joker Briand (81st).

Niang creates tension late

PSG did not make a confident impression in the closing stages, Niang even pushed in after a double one-two with Briand (90 + 2). But this came too late, because shortly afterwards it was over for the hosts who were fighting bravely in the end.

Goals and cards

0:1
Neymar (26′)

0:2
Neymar (43′)

0:3
Mbappé (63′)

1:3
Elis (78′)

2:3
Niang (90′)

Girondins Bordeaux

Bordeaux

Paris St. Germain

Paris SG

Referee team

Ruddy Buquet

Ruddy Buquet
France

Game info

Stadium

Matmut-Atlantique Stadium

Thanks to the success at the top of the table in Ligue 1, PSG continues to draw its circles lonely. After the international break, the first place in the league will receive FC Nantes on November 21.


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