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Danilo late header gives PSG victory at Lorient


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Paris Saint-Germain’s Portuguese midfielder Danilo Pereira (L) celebrates with Paris Saint-Germain’s Portuguese midfielder Renato Sanches (R) after scoring their team’s second goal of the match L1 football match in France between FC Lorient and Paris Saint Germain (PSG) at the Stade du Moustoir in Lorient, western France on November 6, 2022. (Photo by JEAN-FRANCOIS MONIER/AFP)

Danilo’s late header kept Ligue 1 leaders unbeaten, Paris St Germain beat Lorient’s lively side 2-1 at the Stade du Moustoir on Sunday, after a superb second-half goal of Terem Moffi destroyed Neymar’s early opener for the visitors.

PSG, without Lionel Messi due to an Achilles injury, took the lead in the ninth minute as Neymar took the lead before being blocked by Yvon Mvogo before circling the keeper and scoring his 11th goal of the season.

Mvogo was replaced by Vito Mannone after suffering an injury during the game and the hosts had a substitute goalkeeper to thank for controlling the deficit after he thwarted Kylian Mbappe’s effort, Sergio Ramos. and Hugo Ekiteke.

At the other end, Moffi hit a long shot into the near corner after a quick counter-attack as Lorient rushed to equalize before the break but they struggled in the final third.

Lorient’s top scorer Moffi corrected nine minutes in the second half after Enzo Le Fee passed the ball over his pass, hitting PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for his ninth goal of the season. .

Moffi had a long way to go to put Lorient ahead but his shot hit the crossbar and the hosts got through a period of intense pressure from PSG before Danilo headed home Neymar from the corner. of Neymar against Mannone in the 81st minute.

PSG, with 38 points from 14 games, recovered their five-point lead over second-placed Lens while Lorient remained in fourth place, sharing 27 points with Rennes before their Brittany rivals arrived at home. Lille on Sunday.

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