Neymar took things in his own hands and sent PSG to ten points in front of the rest
Paris Saint-Germain’s team is confident of going back to the French title. Parisians took advantage of the wrong footsteps of their main contenders – Monaco and Lyon – after defeating Troyes 2-0 with a 15th round of League One and having ten points ahead of the top. Success came harder than expected after the 73-minute result was 0: 0, but Neymar took the matter into his hands and brought the victory with a goal and assists to Essonne Cavani.
SSG Coach Unai Emery had made several shifts in his line-up, giving a break to Alfonso Areola, Danny Alves and Kilian Mabape. Chance to win is midfielder Giovanni Lo Selso. In the first part, Troy worked in defense and almost did not allow PSG to get to the dangers of the door. Still, the hosts were close to opening the score five minutes before the break when they were allowed a penalty. Karim Azamoum detained in the Cavani Penalty Field and the Judge pointed to the white point. Behind the ball stood the Uruguayan, but Mamadou Samasha reflected his shot.
In the second part, the situation on the pitch did not change much, and Troy was steadfastly in defense. Still, in the 73rd minute, Neimar took over the guests’ fortress. The Brazilian received the ball at the border of the penalty area and with a powerful kick with his left leg pierced the net. At the very end of the game, Nei received the ball on the left wing and after advancing into the penalty area found Cavani, who made a strong 2-0 strike.
In this way, PSG already has ten points to the top of the ranking. Parisians have 41 points, while Marseille has 31 points. Lyon and Monaco have 29 points. Cavani has already 17 hits on his account while Nimar is nine. Troy, for his part, is 13th with 18 points.