Paris Saint-Germain vs. Angers – Soccer Match Report – October 16, 2021 – ESPN India

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Kylian Mbappe ended a four-game scoreless streak for Paris Saint-Germain with a late penalty that helped the capital facet prolong their Ligue 1 result in 9 factors with a 2-1 house win towards Angers on Friday.

The France striker buried his spot kick three minutes from time after Danilo Pereira had cancelled out Angelo Fulgini‘s first-half opener to place PSG on 27 factors from 10 video games.

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Angers, who have been the perfect facet within the opening half, are fourth on 16 factors as they left the Parc des Princes annoyed after a VAR evaluate gave PSG the late penalty for a Pierrick Capelle handball.

Second-placed RC Lens journey to Montpellier on Sunday.

“We by no means gave up, it was necessary to win as we speak,” stated Colin Dagba. “Kylian actually performed a key position tonight.”

With out their South American internationals Lionel Messi and Neymar, who performed World Cup qualifiers with Argentina and Brazil respectively on Thursday, PSG struggled and seemed wanting concepts all through.

Angers took the lead within the thirty sixth minute when Fulgini flicked the ball house from point-blank vary from Sofiane Boufal‘s cross.

Within the 63rd, Juan Bernat changed Abdou Diallo for his first look in additional than a 12 months following a severe knee damage.

PSG lacked inspiration, failing to deliver hazard into the guests’ space, however within the 69th, Ander Herrera discovered Mbappe on the proper flank and the France striker despatched a wonderful cross for Pereira, who headed house to equalise.

Mauricio Pochettino’s facet pushed and have been rewarded within the 87th when Capelle appeared to deal with Mauro Icardi‘s header and Mbappe saved his cool to transform the ensuing spot kick for his fifth league aim of the season.

Angers defender Romain Thomas was fuming on the VAR, saying Icardi had beforehand fouled him.

“I am sick and bored with the VAR. Hundreds of thousands have been invested in it and they do not know tips on how to use it. I used to be fouled by Icardi and he took benefit of his foul to be in entrance of aim,” he stated.

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