Published: Tue, January 14, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

PSG and Monaco prepare for round two of Ligue 1 fighting

PSG and Monaco prepare for round two of Ligue 1 fighting

Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco shared the spoils in a thrilling 3-3 draw at the Parc des Princes on Sunday night.

Monaco midfielder Cesc Fabregas picked out Wissam Ben Yedder with a flicked pass from the edge of the area and after the striker was bundled over by goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielder Gelson Martins poked in the loose ball after seven minutes.

"We had a bit of luck tonight, but we may well have effectively disposed of a direct opponent even though we said before the game that we would have been happy to take a point", said AVB, not impressed by his team's showing going forward (fur out of ten shots on target).

"We didn't put in our best performance but we tried". I think it's really a very special club. "I want to congratulate my players".

PSG are now on top of the Ligue 1 table with 46 points from 19 games, five points ahead of second-placed Marseille.

Neymar is looking to improve as he wants to avoid losing home points.

"The third goal... I don't, I can't understand", Tuchel said in his post-match news conference.

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He still made his mark, too. "Dee's speed off the edge is one of a kind", defensive tackle DeForest Buckner said. There isn't one guy that you've got to focus on.

Monaco hit back nearly immediately as Cesc Fabregas threaded a neat ball through for Ben Yedder and although he was chopped down by Keylor Navas, the rebound rolled into the path of Martins who tapped into an empty net.

They levelled 12 minutes later, however, as Ballo-Toure deflected Neymar's attempt into his own goal.

An entertaining half was capped off with PSG being awarded a penalty three minutes before the break, which saw Neymar step up and convert the spot-kick.

But Islam Slimani made it 3-3 after 70 minutes to deny the champions victory.

The linesman raised his flag as Slimani forced in from close range but replays showed Marquinhos had knocked the ball towards the Algerian, albeit inadvertently, prompting the original offside decision to be overturned.

Lille's miserable away form continued as they lost 1-0 at Dijon, who played for over an hour with 10 men after the dismissal of Hamza Mendyl.

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