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Ligue 1: Mbappe's Late Goal Seals Win For Messi-Less PSG, Neymar Sent Off

Ligue 1: Mbappe's Late Goal Seals Win For Messi-Less PSG, Ne

Kylian Mbappe

An injury-time penalty from Kylian Mbappe sealed a last-gasp 2-1 win for Paris Saint-Germain over modest Strasbourg in Ligue 1 on Wednesday after Neymar had been sent off.

Mbappe bounced back from the heartbreak of losing the World Cup final to Argentina despite scoring a hat-trick for France by securing all three points for the French champions.

Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos had put the hosts ahead with an early header but the skipper also scored an own goal after 51 minutes as some of PSG's stars appeared to be suffering a post-World Cup hangover.


Lionel Messi was absent from the PSG lineup after his World Cup-winning exploits.

The game turned when Neymar picked up a yellow for a petulant flick in the face of a Strasbourg player and then earned another for a blatant dive in the penalty area just after the hour.

Mbappe had been a constant menace for PSG but was unable to find the target with two clear-cut chances.

But deep into second-half injury time the relentless Mbappe was brought down in the penalty area and converted the winner from the spot in the 96th minute.

The victory put PSG eight points ahead of Lens, who must beat Nice on Thursday to keep up.

Verratti Signs New Contract

PSG also announced that their 30-year-old Italian midfielder Marco Verratti has extended his stay at the club until 2026.

In other games, Lille beat 10-man Clermont 2-0 thanks to an Angle Gomes penalty and a late settler from Mohamed Bayo deep in time added on.

Lyon banged four goals past Brest in a 4-2 win away from home as they push for the European places.

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