Paris ● Tue, September 21 2021
Lionel Messi had a lively home debut for Paris Saint-Germain but it was his compatriot Mauro Icardi who scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner as the Ligue 1 leaders edged Lyon 2-1 on Sunday.
Messi outshone his team-mates in PSG’s all-star attack for much of the game at the Parc des Princes but he had been – slightly controversially – taken off by the time substitute Icardi headed in a cross from the left to secure the win.
The excellent Lucas Paqueta gave Lyon the lead in the 54th minute, before Neymar won and then converted from the spot midway through the second half of an absorbing contest at the Parc des Princes.
“We deserved our victory, even if it was in the last second,” insisted PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino.
However, the fact this was a contest might surprise many who expect PSG to run away with the Ligue 1 ti…
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