PSG wins after struggles. Crazy debut. Saved penalty and missed goal –
Crazy debut. Saved penalty and conceded a goal. Strasbourg goalkeeper Alaa Bellaarouch had a very strange debut in Ligue 1 in a match against Paris Saint-Germain.
First, he saved a penalty taken by Kylian Mbappe, and then he conceded a goal. Parisians won 2-1 and strengthened their lead in the table. Kylian Mbappe and Marco Asensio scored the goals for PSG, with Alaa Bellaarouch, making his Ligue 1 debut, having a major role in the match.
He first saved a penalty and then conceded a goal. In the PSG lineup, 20-year-old defender Lucas Beraldo made only his second appearance in Ligue 1. The Parisians could have taken the lead very early in the game.
In the fourth minute, Lucas Perrin fouled Randal Kolo Muani in the penalty area, and the referee awarded a penalty. Mbappe stepped up to take the penalty, but Bellaarouch saved his shot. This was already the fourth penalty missed by the Paris Saint-Germain star since the beginning of last season (out of 12 attempts).
On the other hand, Paris Saint-Germain did not make an offer to Kylian Mbappe. Initially, he did not receive the ball well, then poorly attempted to clear it but hit Asensio. The Spaniard set up Mbappe, who then finished to give PSG the lead.
This was his 20th goal as a Parisian ace in 19 appearances in Ligue 1 this season. The game was neck-and-neck with Strasbourg not willing to give up. In the 68th minute, Angelo Gabriel passed to Dilane Bakwa, who scored from close range.
However, Paris was able to secure the victory this time. As a result, they extended their lead over the second-placed Nice to nine points in the table. Marcin Bulka’s team will play against Brest on Sunday.
The Parisians have not lost 16 consecutive away games and 15 games in all competitions.