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Messi scores as PSG strikes 5 factors clear however Mbappe injured

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World Cup winner Lionel Messi scored and Kylian Mbappé missed a twice-taken penalty earlier than getting injured as Paris Saint-Germain gained 3-1 at Montpellier to maneuver 5 factors clear on the prime of the French league on Wednesday.

Mbappe went down clutching his leg just below the best knee and limped off within the twenty first minute — having earlier missed a twice-taken penalty and blazed the rebound over an open purpose on his second effort.

It was unclear precisely what his harm was. Television cameras additionally caught him rubbing the again of his left thigh as he walked to the dressing room.

PSG coach Christophe Galtier advised broadcaster Canal Plus “he took a blow behind the knee,” after which stated at his news convention the harm doesn’t seem critical.

“Is it a bruise? We don’t know yet. It doesn’t look very serious,” Galtier stated. “We’re not too worried.”

The Argentina star Messi tucked house PSG’s second purpose with a usually neat end within the 72nd after being arrange by Fabián Ruiz, who put PSG forward within the fifty fifth.

Striker Arnaud Nordin pulled one again within the 89th and, with the house crew pushing ahead, 16-year-old substitute Warren Zaïre-Emery drove the ball house for 3-1 in stoppage time together with his first purpose for the membership.

“It’s my first goal in the first division, so I’m very happy,” Zaïre-Emery stated after changing into PSG’s youngest scorer. The midfielder turns 17 in March.

Defending champion PSG is 5 factors forward of Marseille, which gained 2-0 at Nantes to maneuver one level forward of Lens into second spot for the automated Champions League place.

Lens misplaced 1-0 towards Nice for its first house league defeat and second total.

PSG visits each Monaco and Marseille this month and is at Marseille within the French Cup, in addition to takes on Bayern Munich within the first leg of their round-of-16 encounter within the Champions League on Feb. 14.

Earlier, Marseille prolonged its unbeaten run to 10 video games total.

Marseille scored within the 58th when Nantes central defender Joao Victor put the ball into his personal web when tackling on-rushing winger Cengiz Ünder contained in the penalty space. New signing Azzedine Ounahi, a midfielder with World Cup semifinalst Morocco, added the second purpose in stoppage time on his Marseille debut.

Nantes had not conceded a purpose in its seven earlier video games. Marseille has gained seven of its previous eight league matches beneath coach Igor Tudor.

Striker Gaetan Laborde netted for the second straight recreation as eighth-place Nice handed Lens its first league defeat since Oct. 9.

Fourth-place Monaco continued its scoring kind with a 3-2 house win towards Nineteenth-place Auxerre to remain one level forward of fifth-place Rennes. Striker Wissam Ben Yedder and 17-year-old attacking midfielder Eliesse Ben Seghir each scored for Monaco, which has 13 objectives in its previous 4 league video games.

Forward Amine Gouiri scored twice for Rennes in a 3-0 house win towards 18th-place Strasbourg whereas mid-table Lyon drew 0-0 at house to Brest.

Elsewhere, English striker Folarin Balogun, who equalized in stoppage time when Reims drew 1-1 at PSG on Sunday, grabbed a hat-trick in his crew’s 4-2 win towards Lorient to maneuver prime of the scoring charts. His 14 objectives put him one forward of PSG striker Kylian Mbappé.

Balogun, who began his profession at Premier League membership Arsenal, netted his treble towards goalkeeper Vito Mannone, who additionally started his profession at Arsenal, and even went near a fourth purpose close to the top.

Dutch striker Thijs Dallinga adopted up his two objectives for Toulouse final weekend together with his crew’s first purpose in a 4-1 win towards Troyes.

Also, Clermont earned a 0-0 draw at Lille and last-place Angers misplaced 2-1 at house to fellow struggler Ajaccio, which scored within the fourth minute of harm time by means of striker Mounaïm El Idrissy.

Angers has misplaced a French league file 13 straight matches and has gained solely two of 21 this season.

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