PSG player ratings: Kylian Mbappe goes missing and Lionel Messi flops as Ligue 1 leaders lose fifth league game of 2023
PSG missed the few chances they had early and failed to create much late, and were made to pay by a Lyon side that snagged a goal on the break to snatch a 1-0 win at Parc des Princes.
Lyon enjoyed a litany of chances in the first half — including an Alex Lacazette penalty that cannoned off the post. But PSG had some looks of their own, too, with Kylian Mbappe and Vitinha both missing from close range.
The visitors eventually capitalised in the second half, though, with Bradley Barcola finishing a well-worked move. The home side pushed for a way back into the contest, with Messi getting more involved. Still, the Argentine lacked his signature bite in the final third, while Mbappe was nowhere to be found.
By the end of it all, Anthony Lopes barely had a save to make as Lyon rather comfortably saw off a toothless PSG attack. The Parisians will likely still win Ligue 1, but they have now lost five league games in 2023, and at this rate will stagger across the finish line.
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