Lionel Messi hit the crossbar with a curling free kick and regarded angry at being taken off contained in 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 contained in 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 acquired proper right here off. The six-time Ballon d’Or winner, who stays to be chasing his first PSG objective in his third look following his shock swap from Barcelona, sat glum-faced on the bench.

As he was coming off, Messi made a gesture collectively alongside along with his arms aside as if to say he did not perceive, and Pochettino tried an proof afterward.

“Everyone knows we have great players in the squad, we have 35 players. But we must make decisions for the good of the team. Sometimes they lead to a positive result and sometimes not,” Pochettino talked about by way of a translator. “These are decisions we need to take. Sometimes it pleases people, or it doesn’t. I asked him how he was, and he said he was fine.”

On the sphere, Icardi discovered dwelling to go in Kylian Mbappe’s precise cross from the left contained in the 93rd.

PSG fell behind contained in the 53rd when Brazil midfielder Lucas Paqueta completed neatly, after ahead Karl Toko Ekambi picked him out with a low cross to the doorway publish.

Neymar equalized from the penalty spot contained in the 66th after he was fouled by 18-year-old appropriate as soon as extra Malo Gusto.

Lyon coach Peter Bosz was sad with the selection.

“It’s not Malo who fouls Neymar, it’s Neymar who puts his hand on him and fouls him,” Bosz talked about. “I can understand if the referee didn’t see it, but then there is VAR.”

Lyon’s long-serving president, Jean-Michel Aulas, went even additional by calling the choice “an aberration” and saying the referee should have used video analysis.

Messi nearly scored contained in the thirty second.

He discovered Neymar down the left and sprinted to satisfy Neymar’s intelligent reverse cross, nonetheless goalkeeper Anthony Lopes be taught Messi’s low shot efficiently and denied him collectively alongside 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 last Champions League goal for Barca was away to PSG in final season’s spherical of 16 return leg, furthermore hit the bar in Wednesday’s 1-1 draw at Club Brugge.

PSG is 5 parts forward of bitter rival Marseille, having carried out one sport extra.

Marseille earlier beat Rennes 2-0 to maneuver into second place with striker Bamba Dieng getting his third objective in two video video video games.

After Dieng turned in a cross from midfielder Pol Lirola contained in the forty eighth, substitute Amine Harit scored contained in the seventieth after reducing in from the left flank.

Also, Amine Gouiri missed a late penalty as fifth-placed Nice was held to a 2-2 draw by visiting Monaco in an exhilarating French Riviera derby.

Gouiri had the prospect to make it 3-2 from the spot contained in the 82nd following a hand ball by defender Benoit Badiashile. But he missed the target.

Monaco striker Wissam Ben Yedder’s penalty 5 minutes earlier made it 2-2, moments after Gouiri and Andy Delort put together midfielder Hicham Boudaoui.

After Nice ahead Kasper Dolberg limped off with a knee hurt, midfielder Aleksandr Golovin put Monaco forward contained in the thirty ninth from a right-wing cross by Gelson Martins.

Delort, who modified Dolberg, equalized contained in the fiftieth as he headed in Gouiri’s cross. Gouiri has 4 goals and two assists in six video video video games.

Struggling Monaco is in 14th spot.


Angers dropped to fourth after dropping 4-1 at dwelling to Nantes for its first defeat this season.

High-flying Angers was launched correct all the best way right down to earth when Nantes scored twice inside the primary 5 minutes by way of Andrei Girotto and Ludovic Blas.

Captain Ismael Traore shortly pulled one as soon as extra, nonetheless striker Randal Kolo Muani shortly made it 3-1 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 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 fans from the northern rivals clashed at halftime. Lens gained 1-0.

The league’s disciplinary cost will meet on Monday to debate the second high-profile incident of the season, after serious disorder at the Nice-Marseille game.