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Mbappe scored, but PSG drew for the second time in a row

Published:2023-08-20 By Thanh Quý(MetaSports) Comments
France Kylian Mbappe's penalty was just enough to help PSG win a 1-1 draw against Toulouse in the second round of Ligue I.

After the 0-0 draw at Lorient last week, PSG continued to struggle. The defending Ligue 1 champions controlled the ball 78%, but did not cause much turbulence towards the Toulouse goal. 39 minutes, Goncalo Ramos missed the best opportunity in the first half. The Portuguese rookie cut an empty heart in the penalty area and sent the ball off the goal by a meter.

Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele were both left out of the starting lineup. "Number 7" just rehearsed for a few sessions with the first team, after being eliminated from the Asia tour and the draw with Lorient. Dembele also has not had much time to get used to the new team, after moving from Barca last weekend.

After a difficult first half, coach Luis Enrique launched Mbappe and Dembele from the 51st minute. Mbappe only needed 11 minutes to prove his ability. After being fouled by the opposing defender in the penalty area, "7" took a penalty kick to open the scoring and raise the scoring record for PSG to 213 goals.

Dembele's debut was not as successful as expected. On the right wing of the attack, the star wearing the number 10 shirt instead of Neymar often faced the ball of the Toulouse defender. The Barca star last season also missed an opportunity, with a heart-stopping phase turning on the opponent's shoulder.

After leading most of the second half, PSG unexpectedly conceded a goal in the 87th minute. In a match for the ball near the edge of the penalty area, defender Achraf Hakim pulled Zakaria Aboukhlal down. It was Aboukhlal who then took the penalty to equalize Toulouse.

With a second draw in a row, PSG dropped to eighth in Ligue 1. This is the defending champion's worst start to the 2020-2021 season, losing both his first two games to Lens and Marseille, and then losing the title. into Lille's hands. PSG is holding a record of 11 times won Ligue 1, and is the champion of the last two seasons.

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