Mauro Icardi was the hero of the night as his late strike earned PSG a 2-1 win over Lyon in Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash.
After a goalless first half, it was Lyon who struck the first blow with Lucas Paqueta opening the scoring in the match.
It did not take long for PSG to equalise as Neymar, after being fouled inside the box, converted from the spot to make the score 1-1.
However, there was drama in the 75th minutes as Lionel Messi snubbed coach Mauricio Pochettino’s handshake after he was substituted.
It seemed that Lyon will clinch a precious point at the Parc des Princes but Kylian Mbappe’s cross in the 94 minute found Icardi’s head and the Argentine made no mistake in guiding the ball past a helpess Lopes
The victory means PSG are still unbeaten and are top of the Ligue 1 table.
Mazi Akuma Chibuike reporting, Obinwannem News writer / September 20, 2021