Ligue 1: Neymar Scores 400th Goal, Steers Messi-less PSG to Win

Ligue 1: Neymar Scores 400th Goal, Steers Messi-less PSG to Win

Paris Saint-Germain managed to escape Bordeaux to stay atop the standings in the Ligue 1 fixtures, thanks to a game performance from Neymar. The Brazilian forward scored two goals to help the Ligue 1 team 1 while teammate and co-star Kylian Mbappe scored a goal of his own.

Bordeaux was equally game and managed to give a scare to the team when they scored two goals of their own late in the game. PSG were without the services of another star forward, Lionel Messi, as they took three points from the game to have 34 points in 13 games.

How The Standings Look Like

After PSG and Bordeaux’ game, the standings are as follows: PSG is on top, followed by second running Lens who also held their position on a winning note, beating Troyes 4-0 at home on Friday. Bordeaux, meanwhile, stayed 16th of Ligue 1 teams on strength of their 12 points.

Argentine superstar Leo Messi was out of the match due to a nagging injury. Despite the result, PSG appeared to have played not worried of the Argentine’s status. The team was also aware that Messi wouldn’t be available ahead of the match.

The Action as It Happened

Neymar was spectacular in his pair of goals, which was also number 399 and 400 on his personal goal tally. These were assisted by no other than the World Cup winner Mbappe, who also notched a goal of his own. He was also responsible for scoring the opener, something 12BET online sports betting fans would’ve bet on.

His celebrations were solemn this time. He used the occasion to pay tribute to fellow Brazilian and famous local country singer Marilia Mendonca. The country star was killed in a plane crash on Friday, the accident occurring in the state of Minas Gerais.

Home Side Fighting for Survival

Despite a deflated morale after 3 unanswered goals, Bordeaux managed to give PSG a run for their money. They managed to take one back in the 79th minute courtesy of an Alberth Elis strike. While one goal wasn’t enough to make PSG backpedal to protect their side with effort, two most certainly would.

At the next occurrence, Bordeaux found the PSG defence sagging once again and it was enough for M’Baye Niang to score another goal in stoppage time. But that was all the home side could muster, and the result is one for 12BET sportsbook analysts to record. 

 

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