Mbappé saves Paris in Brest

Brest 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain

Goals: Honorat (44e) for Ty Zef // Soler (37e) and Mbappe (90e) for PSG

The start of the rest of their season. Three days after suffering the law of Bayern Munich and being shown the door in the Champions League, it was on the move to Finistère that Paris wanted to find – a little – a smile. The first of the last twelve meetings announced without much flavor, but which must absolutely allow the Rouge et Bleu to seek an eleventh national title. In Brittany, facing an opponent against whom it has not lost for 25 confrontations, Paris has long made its law in the game. But had to wait until the very last moments of the meeting to make the decision, of course thanks to Kylian Mbappe. A victory, the fourth consecutive in the league, staggering.

Honorat, thunder of Brest

Defense decimated, return to the 4-4-2 diamond of the fall for PSG, with Soler in the role of Neymar, and Mbappé crowned with the status of captain. If the first incursion of the tricolor attacker remains unsuccessful (4e), it is indeed the players of the capital who take things in hand on the lawn of a Le Blé which is just waiting to ignite. In the area, Soler unleashes a nice shot that Bizot deflects beautifully on his upright, before seeing Messi send his volley into the stands (11e). It then takes a good save from Fadiga in front of Verratti (14e), before seeing the Bretons take the risk of launching the first expeditions in the Parisian camp. But the rearguard of the French champions watches, and Ramos tackles perfectly in front of Honorat (25e), when Mbappé crosses too much (26e). The world champion is nevertheless at the origin of the first pawn of the evening with a powerful strike repelled as he can by Bizot, who must bow to the second blade signed Soler (0-1, 37e). The end of hopes for Brest? Not at all, since on an excellent ball in space sent by Del Castillo, Honorat resists the return of Ramos and shoots a beautiful arrow under the bar of Donnarumma (1-1, 44e). An equalizer that has the gift of blowing up the whole stadium, with a lot of cracked smoke bombs in the heart of the Quimper stand, causing a short interruption.

Mbappe, who else?

While fireworks fired from outside the stadium accompanies the first minutes of the second act, Paris resumes a generally sterile domination, even if Messi comes to fail just next to a cross from Nuno Mendes (55e). If Brassier sends his head into the small net, alone at the far post on a free kick (55e), Paris is gradually accelerating. After having managed to infiltrate the surface, Mbappé raises his ball too much (57e), before Bizot successively shined in front of Messi on the ground (65e), then to stop a shot from Nuno Mendes after a nice tumble (69e). Despite the leather monopoly and the tactical developments with the return to a three-man defense, Christophe Galtier’s band comes up against a well-established defense. But to the dismay of the 15,000 or so supporters who came to spend their Saturday singing for SB29, Messi can send Mbappé alone to dribble Bizot and give Paris victory in the dying seconds. (1-2, 90e). The important thing is the three points.

Brest (4-3-3): Bizot – Fadiga (Hérelle, 81e), Brassier, Dari, Duverne – Belkebla, Lees-Melou, Magnetti – Honorat, Mounié (Le Douaron, 67e), Del Castillo (Lemaréchal, 76e). Coach : Eric Roy.

PSG (4-4-2): Donnarumma – Pembélé (Bernat, 75e), Ramos, Danilo, N. Mendes – F. Ruiz (Vitinha, 75e), Verratti, Zaire-Emery (R. Sanches, 89e), Soler (Ekitike, 81e) – Mbappé, Messi. Coach : Christophe Galtier.

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