PSG held by Strasbourg in goal-filled Friday night action


They may already be French champions, but Paris Saint-Germain are continuing to put on a show for their fans, drawing 3-3 with Strasbourg on the road on Friday night.

Kylian Mbappe (two) and Achraf Hakimi got the goals for the Parisians on the night, but their strikes weren’t enough for PSG to take maximum points. They now sit – at least temporarily – 14 points clear of Marseille. It should be remembered that the title has already been won, though.

Things started badly for PSG with Kevin Gameiro putting Strasbourg ahead inside two minutes, finishing after being put through behind the champions’ backline.

Mbappe, though, leveled things up midway through the half. The World Cup winner put the final touch on a fine counterattack that saw him get in behind before slotting home through the goalkeeper’s legs.

Strasbourg’s Gerzino Nyamsi challenges Kylian MbappeJean Francois BadiasAP

After the hour mark, a rather chaotic 15-minute window saw three more goals come. Mbappe turned assist maker for PSG‘s second and the game’s third, teeing up Hakimi having been found by Neymar, and the full-back converted with no mistake.

Mbappe then got his second of the night. A defensive error saw him pounce and he wasn’t in a forgiving mood as he finished into the corner.

Strasbourg kept coming though and pulled one back via a Marco Verratti own goal, with a header bouncing off the Italian’s knee before edging over the line. Anthony Caci then levelled in stoppage time.

There are still three more rounds of games in Ligue 1, meaning PSG can end the season with a maximum of 88 points.


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