GB About: PSG Publish: 12/23/2021 Edit: 12/23/2021 Author: Gardener
PARIS - Sergio Ramos was sent off when Paris Saint-Germain saved a 1-1 draw at Ligue 1 striker Lorient on Wednesday thanks to Mauro Icardi's equalizer in stoppage time. In their last game in 2021, PSG trailed Thomas Monconduit's thunderous first-half goal for Lorient in Brittany until Icardi saved a point with a 91st-minute header. Ramos had been kicked off the bench early in the second half for his third game since moving to France from Real Madrid last season but was sacked after a yellow-red card four minutes left. PSG, with top scorer Kylian Mbappe and playmaker Marco Verratti both out of suspension and Neymar out injured, have put on another worrying underperformance that will focus on coach Mauricio Pochettino. Closing the first anniversary of his appointment, the Argentine has struggled to get the most out of PSG's superstar players despite being a whopping 13 points ahead of their closest challengers Nice and Marseille at half-time in the French season. "In terms of performance, we're still trying to get the most out of the team. The Parisians, who will play Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, were fortunate enough to avoid losing to a Lorient side, which was their last Had lost eight. " Games and hadn't won a game in three months. Nigerian striker Terem Moffi in particular wasted a big early breakaway chance for Lorient when his shot was saved by Keylor Navas in the PSG goal. Lionel Messi, who still only has one goal in Ligue 1, volleyed the post midway through the first half and Lorient took the lead five minutes before half-time when Enzo Le Fee Monconduit shot in from just outside the box rammed the top right corner In the fight for relegation, Ramos stood after yellow-red for a blatant body check against Moffi for a valuable victory, but in the first minute of stoppage time Achraf Hakimi held up a cross from the right and Icardi headed a. Nice c moved up to second place ahead of Marseille after a 2-1 home win against Lens. Mario Lemina and Justin Kluivert scored their goals after Arnaud Kalimuendo gave the away team the lead. Marseille needed a penalty from Dimitri Payet to make it 1-1 at home against Reims in the eighth minute of stoppage time. Montpellier is fifth after beating Angers 4-1, while Ligue 1 top scorer Jonathan David scored a late winning goal for his 12th of the season when Lille fell back and beat Bordeaux 3-2. Ailing Lyon were held 1-1 at home by Metz and Clermont's game against Strasbourg was canceled at the last minute due to fog.
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