PSG concede their third consecutive draw against Troyes (Update)

Head on vacation? Since becoming French champions for the tenth time, PSG have had a string of draws. After Lens (1-1), for the coronation match, and Strasbourg (3-3) in Alsace, the Parisian club has again dropped ballast.

This point, on the other hand, does a lot of good for Les Troyens (15th), who take a six-point lead over Saint-Étienne, the roadblocker. There are three matches left for the Greens, two for Aubois, but the promoted player has never been so close to maintaining it.

Ike Ugbo (30th) and Florian Tardieu (49th sp) brought Estac back into the game after PSG’s backfiring start, quickly ahead thanks to Marquinhos (6th) and Neymar (25th sp), who scored his 99th goal under the Parisian jersey.

Leading quickly demotivated the Parisians, who then left the initiative to Troyes.

A guilty general relaxation in defense allowed Estac to get back into the game. The Parisian left side, with Nuno Mendes and Presnel Kimpembe out of the game, cost the two goals, a back pass from the Portuguese, a foul on Renaud Ripart for “Presko”.

In front, Kylian Mbappé provided the minimum service, obtaining the penalty, Neymar did not play his best number, free dribbling and yellow card for a stampede with Renaud Ripart, also warned (65th) when he had done nothing .

No 100th goal for Neymar

And Lionel Messi, finally holder after being uncertain for a blow to the ribs, was unsuccessful. He hit the post (37th), the bar (90th + 1) and next (60th).

This general relaxation fitted well with the atmosphere of a Parc des Princes that was not quite full. Many Easter holiday tourists crossed in the streets around the Porte d’Auteuil, had bought tickets resold by subscribers on the club’s website, a system in place for a few years.

They were first enthusiastic when PSG opened the scoring early on by Marquinhos, on a lobbed center from Angel Di Maria badly judged by Giulian Biancone.

The individual talents that this team abounds allowed them to double the bet, after a one-two Mbappé-Neymar which pushed Erik Palmer-Brown to the fault in the area.

While “Ney” transformed the penalty, “Kyky” was treated behind the goal, his right ankle affected by the tackle of the American defender. But the concern did not last, he quickly resumed the game.

But the deconcentration still threatened PSG, and Troyes reduced the score by Ike Ugbo on a horrible pass towards the axis of Nuno Mendes, intercepted by the Canadian striker.

Then a foul by Presnel Kimpembe on the still combative ex-Nîmes Ripart allowed Tardieu to equalize from the penalty spot, with a panenka.

PSG believed to regain the advantage and celebrate Neymar’s 100th goal in the blue jersey, but referee Jérôme Brisard, after consulting the VAR, canceled the goal for a prior foul by Mbappé on Palmer-Brown (58th) .

PSG still pushed slowly, with in particular a header from Marquinhos just next door (84th), and Troyes defended his point dearly, under the songs of the colony of his supporters. It smells of maintenance.

For PSG, it smells like vacation. He will go on Saturday to another team already on vacation, Montpellier, which remains on seven matches without a win.

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