PSG 2-1 Lyon: Shocked Lionel Messi is hauled OFF by Mauricio Pochettino 76 minutes into his home debut… but boss is vindicated as Mauro Icardi hits winner against Lyon in stoppage-time
A late Mauro Icardi strike earned Paris St Germain a last-gasp 2-1 home victory against Olympique Lyonnais with Lionel Messi making limited impact on his Parc des Princes debut on Sunday.
Icardi headed home from Kylian Mbappe’s cross four minutes into stoppage time after Neymar had levelled with a penalty following Lucas Paqueta’s second-half opener as leaders PSG maintained their perfect record with 18 points.
Lionel Messi could not hide his disappointment after he was substituted on his home debut
Messi, in his third appearance for the capital side, hit the woodwork but failed to score and was substituted in the 76th minute.
Lyon, who made a stuttering start to the season, are ninth with eight points while Olympique de Marseille moved up to second on 13 points from five games after a convincing 2-0 victory against Stade Rennais.
Mauricio Pochettino was vindicated as substitute Mauro Icardi hit winner in stoppage-time
Icardi headed home from Kylian Mbappe’s cross four minutes into stoppage time
Neymar levelled with a penalty in the 66th minute after he had been fouled in the box
Messi hit the woodwork with a free kick but failed to score on his third appearance for the club
Messi was also denied his first goal by the outstretched foot of the Lyon goalkeeper
Lucas Paqueta swept a shot past PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma at his near post
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