By JEROME PUGMIRE, AP Sports Writer
PARIS (AP) — Lionel Messi hit the crossbar with a curling free kick and seemed offended at being taken off within the seventy fifth minute in his dwelling debut Sunday for Paris Saint-Germain.
Substitute Mauro Icardi scored deep into stoppage time as PSG scraped a 2-1 win over Lyon within the French league to make it six straight victories.
Messi stared sharply at PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino and appeared to snub a handshake as he got here off. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, who continues to be chasing his first PSG objective in his third look following his shock transfer from Barcelona, sat glum-faced on the bench.
On the sphere, Icardi discovered house to go in Kylian Mbappe’s exact cross from the left within the 93rd.
PSG fell behind within the 53rd when Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta completed neatly, after ahead Karl Toko Ekambi picked him out with a low cross to the entrance submit.
Neymar equalized from the penalty spot within the 66th after he was fouled by 18-year-old proper again Malo Gusto.
Messi was the game’s finest participant within the first half and nearly scored within the thirty second.
Messi discovered Neymar down the left and sprinted to fulfill Neymar’s intelligent reverse cross, however goalkeeper Anthony Lopes learn Messi’s low shot nicely and denied him along with his legs.
Four minutes later, Lopes was caught to the spot as Messi hit the crossbar with a free kick from 25 meters.
Messi, whose final Champions League objective for Barca was away to PSG in final season’s spherical of 16 return leg, additionally hit the bar in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Club Brugge.
PSG is 5 factors forward of bitter rival Marseille, having performed one game extra.
Marseille earlier beat Rennes 2-0 to maneuver into second place with striker Bamba Dieng getting his third objective in two games.
After Dieng turned in a cross from midfielder Pol Lirola within the forty eighth minute, substitute Amine Harit scored within the seventieth after slicing in from the left flank and inserting the ball beneath goalkeeper Alfred Gomis.
Also, Amine Gouiri missed a late penalty as fifth-placed Nice was held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Monaco in an exciting French Riviera derby.
Gouiri had the prospect to make it 3-2 from the spot within the 82nd following a hand ball by defender Benoit Badiashile. He despatched goalkeeper Alexander Nübel the mistaken method however missed the goal.
Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder’s penalty 5 minutes earlier made it 2-2, moments after Gouiri and Andy Delort mixed to arrange midfielder Hicham Boudaoui.
After Nice ahead Kasper Dolberg limped off with a knee damage, midfielder Aleksandr Golovin put Monaco forward within the thirty ninth from a right-wing cross by Gelson Martins.
Delort, who changed Dolberg, equalized within the fiftieth as he headed in Gouiri’s cross. Gouiri has 4 objectives and two assists in six games.
Monaco has only one win this season and is in 14th spot.
Angers dropped to fourth after shedding 4-1 at dwelling to Nantes for its first defeat this season.
High-flying Angers was introduced all the way down to earth when Nantes scored twice inside the primary 5 minutes by means of Andrei Girotto and Ludovic Blas.
Captain Ismael Traore shortly pulled one again, however striker Randal Kolo Muani made it 3-1 halfway by means of a pulsating first half and Blas added a late fourth for midtable Nantes.
Midfield schemer Teji Savanier grabbed an 87th-minute equalizer for Montpellier in a 1-1 draw at promoted Troyes.
Also, it was Clermont 1, Brest 1; and Reims 0, Lorient 0.
On Saturday, the match between Lens and defending champion Lille was interrupted for about half-hour after followers from the northern rivals clashed at halftime. Lens received 1-0.
The league’s disciplinary fee will meet on Monday to debate the second high-profile incident of the season, after severe dysfunction at the Nice-Marseille game.
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