Paris Saint-Germain refocused on their last silver medal shot this season in Ligue 1 and beat Brest 2-1 with a late kylian mbappe goal on Saturday.
Mbappé overcame the offside trap to receive a through ball from Lionel Messi in the 90th minute and round goalkeeper frame bizot to fit into an empty net.
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The French forward was lucky to continue on the pitch after kicking Haris Belkeblathat was on the ground in 85.
“We’re not saying we lost because of that, but I would like to know if all the players would get the same treatment if they did that,” Brest midfielder Pierre Lees-Melou said. “I asked the referee for an explanation. He said he was tame. So, I would like to see what a real kick is.”
Mbappé committed an initial foul against Belkebla from behind. Belkebla fell to the ground and clung to Mbappé’s leg. In an act of petulance, Mbappé kicked Belkebla in the stomach. The referee only showed yellow cards to Mbappé and Belkebla for that incident.
PSG were knocked out of the Champions League by Bayern Munich on Wednesday and were left trying to win Ligue 1. PSG lead second-placed Marseille by 11 points.
“Of course, there is this disappointment, but we have to go and get this title, and there is unity. And have no doubts about this unity,” PSG coach Chistophe Galtier said.
midfield player Carlos Soler he hit a rebound in the 37th after Bizot saved a long-range shot from Mbappe. The Spanish international was the most threatening PSG player in the first half. He rolled a shot that Bizot deflected into the post in the 11th. Soler also fed Mbappé, who missed the goal from a tight angle at 26.
Bizot frustrated PSG in the second half, flattening Messi’s shot from the edge of the area with the palm of his hand in the 65th minute and saving a close-range attempt from nuno mendes in the 70.
Brest had very little possession but managed to expose the fragility of PSG’s defence. The hosts capitalized on a counter-attack to level at 44. franck honorato ran from behind Sergio Ramos to chase a long ball Romain del Castillo and retained Timothy Pembele shoot high past the goalie Gianluigi Donnarumma.
PSG have kept just two clean sheets in the league since the World Cup.