After three games without a win, Paris St. Germain, which acted without Neymar, wanted to ensure clear conditions at the guest appearance in Montpellier at an early stage. In the initial phase, the two superstars on the Messi and Mbappé offensive played the focus. After the Argentinian failed to Bertaud after the presentation of his offensive colleague (5th), he only showed himself a minute later – 1-0.
However, the guests did not rest on the tour and pushed for the double strike. But since Mbappé failed after a fine lifter from Messi on the Montpellier goalkeeper (10th), it remained at 1-0. This would almost have been punished: Donnarumma invited the home side to the first goal of scoring – but Mavidi’s shot flew past right (16th).
Messi and Di Maria ensure the preliminary decision
Messi and Di Maria were more efficient on the other side. The Argentinians made the preliminary decision within six minutes (20th, 26th). Now only Mbappé was missing from the offensive trio. In the 33rd minute, the Frenchman almost entered the scorer list – but his Schlenzer slammed back into the field from the post. For this reason, it remained 3-0 until the break.
After the restart, PSG took out a lot of speed, so that an eventless game developed. Only Mbappé absolutely wanted to achieve his 25th goal of the season. He then also achieved this from the point (60th) after Souquet had brought him down in the penalty area. Since Mollet (64.), Chotard (66.) and Sambia (90th) missed the honor goal in the further course, it remained at 0: 4 until the end.
PSG, which has long been determined as a master, welcomes FC Metz (Sat. 9 p.m.) on the last matchday. Montpellier is guest at the Angers SCO at the same time.