PARIS. Paris Saint Germain overcomes Brest 1-0 after Neymar scored just 1 goal (30′). Paris Saint Germain was vastly superior ball possession (61%) was among the key factors of its victory.
I. Slimani missed a decisive penalty (71′). That would have allowed Brest to draw the match.
The match was played at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris on Saturday and it started at 5:00 pm local time. The referee was Jérémie Pignard who was helped by Laurent Coniglio and Guillaume Debart. The 4th official was Faouzi Benchabane. The weather was rainy. The temperature was pleasant around 18.2 degrees Celsius or 64.67 Fahrenheit. Humidity was up to 89%.
Paris Saint Germain was in firm control of the ball 61% while Brest was struggling with a 39% ball possession.
Paris Saint Germain was more aggressive with 48 dangerous attacks and 15 shots of which 5 were on target. Which is one of the reasons Paris Saint Germain won the match.
Paris Saint Germain shot 15 times, 5 on target, 10 off target. On the other side, Brest shot 7 times, 2 on target, 5 off target.
Paris Saint Germain received 4 yellow cards (Neymar, P. Kimpembe, Danilo and N. Mendes). On the opposite side, Brest received 2 yellow cards (P. Lees-Melou and B. Chardonnet).
After this match, Paris Saint Germain will have 16 points like Olympique Marseille to stay in the 2nd place. On the opposite side, Brest will stay with 5 points like Toulouse and Nice to stay in the 17th place.
M. Pereira Lage
M. Der Zakarian
Brest will host Ajaccio on the 18th of September with a 1-0 head to head stats in favor of Ajaccio (3 draws).
Paris Saint Germain: Formation and Lineups
Paris Saint Germain started with a 3-4-1-2 line-up (3-4-1-2).
The manager Christophe Galtier chose to play with the following team: Gianluigi Donnarumma , Sergio Ramos , Danilo Pereira , Presnel Kimpembe , Achraf Hakimi , Vitinha , Marco Verratti , Juan Bernat , Lionel Messi , Kylian Mbappé and Neymar .
Paris Saint Germain made 5 changes: M. Verratti for F. Ruiz (62′), K. Mbappe for P. Sarabia (78′), Neymar for H. Ekitike (78′), J. Bernat for N. Mendes (79′) and Vitinha for Marquinhos (87′).
Top player: Lionel Messi
The player who no doubt impressed Paris Saint Germain the most was Lionel Messi even if he didn’t score the decisive goal.
His rating iswith 61 passes (80% accurate) and 4 key passes. He was won 2 duels out of 5. He performed 3 crosses. He hit the woodwork once times.
Brest: Formation and Lineups
Brest started with a 5-3-2 line-up (5-3-2).
On the other side, Michel Der Zakarian played with: Marco Bizot , Noah Fadiga , Christophe Herelle , Brendan Chardonnet , Lilian Brassier , Jean-Kevin Duverne , Pierre Lees Melou , Mahdi Camara , Haris Belkebla , Franck Honorat and Islam Slimani .
Brest made 5 changes: M. Camara for H. Magnetti (62′), C. Herelle for A. Dari (62′), P. Lees-Melou for M. Pereira Lage (72′), N. Fadiga for J. Uronen (71′) and H. Belkebla for I. Cardona (88′).
Top player: Noah Fadiga
Probably the most impressive player in Brest was Noah Fadiga.
His rating iswith 27 passes (85% accurate) and 0 key passes. He was won 3 duels out of 4.
Results of the day
These are the results of the day in the Ligue 1