Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain | Wijnaldum saved PSG from losing in extra time

Ligue 1, Paris Saint-Germain |  Wijnaldum saved PSG from losing in extra time

The extra goal secured PSG points against Lens.

Lens – Paris Saint-Germain 1-1:

In the 62nd minute of the match, the scorer was Lens.

Lionel Messi was left on the ground injured after a duel, and several PSG players stopped in the hope that referee Francois would explode to break for a free kick. However, he did not.

Seko Fofana received the ball and shot it from a distance. PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas seemed to be in control, but stumbled clumsily.

– Horrific goalkeeper match, referee Direktesport commentator Robin Haugen on Navas’ interference.

See the result here:

But in extra time, Jorginho Wijnaldum appeared inside the penalty area and stabbed in the goal to ensure that the two teams shared the points.

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With a draw against Lens, Paris Saint-Germain scored two draws in a row. On Wednesday, there were points split in the derby against Nice.

Good chances for both teams

With Neymar out through injury and Kylian Mbappe kept on the bench from the start, Lionel Messi was the first big chance of the match after 18 minutes. The Argentine led the ball forward and pulled inside from the right side before shooting towards the nearest corner. Unfortunately for PSG, the finish ended at the post.

Lens was also dangerous up front in the first half and at times pushed PSG far on the field. Cheick Doucouré was close when he got a good hit in a finish outside the box, but Navas stood firm in the PSG cage.

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However, the biggest opportunity came in the first half a minute of overtime. Achraf Hakimi found Angel Di Maria alone in the back, but in amazing fashion, the 33-year-old couldn’t beat Jean-Louis Leica in the lens cage.

Wijnaldum saves points

After the break, Lens got his first good chance by Arno Calimuindo. The qualifiers fell with the striker, loaned from Paris Saint-Germain, standing alone at a height of 14 metres. However, the shot went away.

Shortly after the hour passed, Lens took the lead. Messi was left after a duel, but the referee left the match. From a distance, Fofana fired a shot that Navas seemed to control at first. But the Costa Ricans failed to fend off that.

After the goal, Lens continued to press, and David Costa was immediately about to double down with a shot that passed the post.

In the last minutes, Paris Saint-Germain chased the goal, and after two minutes of extra time, Wijnaldum appeared on the field on the post from Kylian Mbappe and his header in the result that gave one point to each team.

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