PSG's Lionel Messi reacts after missing a goal chance in the match against Auxerre for the French league.
The stars of Paris Saint-Germain came away from their last game before the World Cup, with French star Kylian Mbappé he was in charge of opening the scoring in the 5-0 win that the undefeated leader of the French league gave him. Sunday to Auxerre.
The Argentine star Lionel Messi, the Brazilian Neymar and Mbappé they started against Auxerre in a win that kept PSG within five points of their immediate rival Lens.
Messi and Neymar were substituted 15 minutes from time. Mbappé he played the entire game, despite the fact that he had to retire at the end of last weekend's commitment due to muscle fatigue.
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PSG rested Brazilian defender Marquinhos with a muscle ailment.
The PSG players did not take their foot off the accelerator against Auxerre, despite fearing injury, and took the lead after 10 minutes.
Messi fired hard. He sent a lofted pass to the Portuguese defender Nuno Mendes on the left, and it was volleyed into the back of the net by Mbappé. — scored his 12th goal of the season, to become the top scorer in the championship.
The goal had to be confirmed by video refereeing, since Neymar seemed to be missing. he touched the ball in his hand in the Auxerre area.
Carlos Soler made it 2-0 after a pass from Mendes and Achraf Hakimi added a shot. the third soon after.
Hakimi, one of the key players for the Moroccan team at the World Cup, dominated the competition. a pass from Soler and the right side overflowed the ball. He shot from midfield to beat goalkeeper Benoit Costil.
Midfielder Soler, a member of Spain's World Cup squad, was replaced at game time. Messi rocked hit the post shortly afterward with a crooked shot.
French centre-back Presnel Kimpembe, barely an hour into the game since suffering the injury. Suffering from a hamstring injury on September 18, he started working out. He left the game on the substitute bench and entered the match. 15 minutes into the game.
Attacking midfielder Renato Sanches added a chance to play. the fourth goal at 81 and Hugo Ekitike put final figures at 84.