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Messi fires empty-handed, Ramos sees the red card in PSG's late 1-1 draw against relegation-threatened Lorient

Ligue 1 2021-22: Lionel Messi shot empty, Ramos saw the red card when leaders PSG agreed on a draw through Mauro Icardi's post-leg goal against relegation-struggling FC Lorient. (Author: Gardener)

PSGLionel Messi shot empty, Ramos saw a red card when Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint Germain agreed on a draw against relegation fighter FC Lorient on Wednesday evening with Mauro Icardi's goal in stoppage time. In the draw, PSG lead second-placed Nice and third-placed Marseille with 13 points. Nice beat Lens 2-1, while Marseille needed an even later goal than PSG to make it 1-1 at home against Reims in stoppage time. Nice and Marseille are separated due to the goal difference. Ligue 1 2021-22: Messi, Mbappe in focus as PSG face third-placed Nice without Neymar. The team of coach Mauricio Pochettino was easily exposed by quick attacks and received a shocking 11 shots in the first half against a 19th place. Pochettino brought on ex-Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos after the break, but was sent off with a second yellow card five minutes from time. The 10-man PSG stormed forward, right-back Achraf Hakimi overplayed a great cross from the right and Icardi skilfully headed home in the first minute of stoppage time to compensate for Thomas Monconduit's thundering goal towards the end of the first half. Pochettino briefly stopped criticizing another sluggish performance as PSG were again saved by a late goal, as happened against Lens this month. Apart from an early miss by Icardi and a shot on the post by seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, PSG were on their backfoot as Lorient often got behind the defense in the first half. PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas made several stops, the most important of which was against striker Terem Moffi who could have shot powerfully after a clean run in Moffi 16, but switched feet to try to beat the hugely skilled Navas who stayed upright as long as possible to make a fine parade befitting his status as one of the best in the world. Moffi then teamed up with Enzo Le Fee to prepare Monconduit for a bubbly shot from 20 yards that hit Navas from the bottom of the bar. Navas was out just moments later to keep his team from conceding a second goal, and Paul Nardi made two Messi appearances. Marseille playmaker Dimitri Payet was fouled and shot a penalty in the eighth minute of stoppage time after a lengthy video review after winger Hugo Ekitike gave Reims the lead in the 75th minute. Canada's striker Jonathan David scored the winning goal after defending champions Lille were twice behind before beating 3-2 in Bordeaux to move up to eighth place. Honduras striker Alberth Elis scored the goals from Bordeaux. Winger Martin Terrier continued his good form with a well-made start, but fourth-placed Rennes lost 2-1 at Sixth Monaco, who scored with Wissam Ben Yedder's penalty and Kevin Volland's second-half goal. Clever midfielder Teji Savanier scored the first goal as Montpellier moved up to fifth with a 4-1 home win over midfielder Angers. The league will resume on January 7th when Bordeaux face Marseille in a Friday night game.

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2/10 Ramos sees red; Messi, Hakimi ...

Sergio Ramos received his first red card for Paris Saint-Germain when the Ligue 1 leaders drew 1-1 with Lorient on Wednesday. (Author: Gardener)

RamosParis Saint-Germain managed late to secure a 1-1 draw against Lorient on Wednesday. It was a disappointing end of 2021 for PSG, although Mauricio Pochettino's men were fortunate enough to keep their 13-point lead at the top of the table thanks to Marseille's tie with Reims. While Pochettino's men had no problems with possession, they simply lacked the X-Factor in the final third, largely due to the lack of a certain Kylian Mbappe. It ultimately led to a lack of clear scoring opportunities. For their opponents it was the opposite scenario as Lorient created several chances on the counterattack. Their quick breaks upset the PSG defenders to some extent, but a bad finish from Terem Moffi left the home team missing two golden opportunities. Nonetheless, Lorient made the well-deserved breakthrough in the 40th minute, thanks to a sweet goal from Thomas Monconduit. PSG pushed the men forward in search of equalization after the restart but were extremely wasteful in front of goal as both Georginio Wijnaldum and Angel Di Maria missed scoring opportunities. Until stoppage time, when an inspiring run by Achraf Hakimi led to a scoring opportunity for Mauro Icardi. The Argentine made no mistake in seizing the chance and thus securing a point for his team. Here at The Hard Tackle we will be running the rule over PSG players after their disappointing draw with Lorient. Keylor Navas was one of the few PSG players who managed to impress. The former Real Madrid goalkeeper remained vigilant throughout the game as Lorient exerted pressure from counterattacks and set pieces. He made a couple of excellent saves in the game, including the one Moffi made in the first half. That was until the last minutes of the game, when a hard run and a cross led to Icardi equalizing. The Brazilian didn't keep a close eye on Armand Lauriente, although his leadership and flying skills were crucial in preventing Lorient from scoring more goals behind Navas. Presnel Kimpembe started the game slowly as Terem Moffi often found it relatively easy to get behind the lines. He eventually grew into the game, helping PSG defend Lorient's counterattacks. It wasn't the best games for Nuno Mendes, who just couldn't enforce his dominance on the left side of the PSG defense, apart from a scoring opportunity for Mauro Icardi. Ander Herrera cashed in on the turnover that led to Lorient's kick-off. As a result, Lorient often played counter opportunities during the ninety minutes. Even in the middle third of the field he did not allow any creative essence, although PSG apparently missed the presence of a certain Marco Verratti. From a tactical point of view, the move worked well, but the player himself could not use his quality in the last third. He also lacked the confidence to use his scoring opportunities. The Argentina international was unable to cause the Lorient defenders any real problems other than occasional dribbles and passes behind the defense. Messi created a few scoring opportunities but struggled to find himself in front of one. Even so, he was the PSG attacker's choice. Lionel Messi successfully completed 11 dribbles against Lorient tonight - no other player in the top 5 European leagues has played more in a single league game this season. Angel Di Maria had a nightmare about a game as it did not pose any threat. In fact, Di Maria's presence was quite detrimental to PSG's chances as the former Manchester United star missed a scoring opportunity while conceding numerous ball losses in dangerous areas of the pitch. Mauro Icardi was pretty wasteful for much of the game in front of goal. The Argentine striker certainly impressed with his sense of positioning, but his lack of efficiency remains a problem for Pochettino, despite the fact that the Argentine took advantage of the late opportunity to score points for his side. Sergio Ramos replaced Mendes when PSG switched to a back three. But in only his second Ligue 1 appearance, the former Real Madrid captain received two yellow cards within five minutes, leading to his first sack in the PSG colors. Sergio Ramos gets his first red card for PSG 🟥 pic.twitter.com/HlIUoU5C0M Sekou Oumar Yansane didn't make much of a difference after joining Herrera in the closing stages of the game.

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In Lionel Messi's fights as PSG because of parties and division of the squad

Paris Saint-Germain's results on the pitch have been strong since Lionel Messi's arrival, but performances remain a big problem given the dissatisfaction behind the scenes (Author: Gardener)

LionelParis Saint-Germain results on the pitch have been strong since Lionel Messi's arrival, but performances remain a big problem with behind-the-scenes dissatisfaction Paris Saint-Germain has likely always been the focus of attention this season after their incredible summer transfer window including the arrival of Lionel Messi. Despite PSG sporting director Leonardo praising his influence in the French capital this season, Messi was banned from the Ligue 1 team of the season due to a disappointing four-month opening in the French capital. The Argentine superstar found it difficult to get used to French football in the first half of the season after his top-class summer transfer from Barcelona. Details of what is going on behind the scenes at Parc des Princes are now emerging, with divisions in the squad and silent concerns about the Argentine - along with several of his teammates - now growing among club officials. Lionel Messi has only scored one goal for his new club in Ligue 1 so far. PSG then confirmed that the two had missed training the following day due to illness after partying - an important preparatory session for their Ligue 1 clash against Nice, in which the players were below average and drew 0-0. That was a high-profile episode, but many in the club are said to be uneasy about the lack of discipline within the team and how often they celebrate without repercussions from the club. Paris is, of course, a city that attracts the rich and famous with its dizzying nightlife, but a lack of discipline is one aspect for which PSG as a club has been criticized in recent years. According to a detailed report by L’Equipe, PSG sporting director Leonardo Neymar has not disciplined Neymar for his nightlife - which resulted in him missing a scheduled appointment with the club's sponsors. It is claimed that Neymar should be disciplined by the club but the fear of bad press acted as a deterrent which led to anger among other players and officials. Dissatisfaction is expected to grow that a number of star players are privileged in the club - who are supposed to protect them publicly and, because of their inaction, encourage such behavior. In the locker room there is said to be a South American clique - led by Neymar and Messi, but which includes Paredes, Marquinhos, Rafinha and Angel di Maria, while there is a separate group of French-speaking players. The latter are said to be listed in the service of Achraf Hakimi along with Kylian Mbappe, who is reportedly less closely related to the South American group than in previous seasons. Mauro Icardi is also said to be a cause for concern after rowing publicly with wife Wanda Nara in the club's parking lot before missing several training sessions to cement his relationship - despite not filing an application to the club. Another new signing, Sergio Ramos, is not supposed to believe that meals between players are not mandatory at the club's facilities - he believes it has been fundamental to success at Real Madrid and with the Spanish national team. The situation on the pitch does not seem to be sustainable or conducive to success, although PSG enjoys a double-digit point lead at the top of Ligue 1 and is sure to make it to the last sixteen of the Champions League.

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Ramos is sent off when Icardi saves a draw for PSG in Lorient

Ligue 1 pacesetter Paris Saint-Germain managed a final draw against second from below Lorient on Wednesday night after Spanish defender Sergio Ramos was sacked. The league leaders were 1-0 down at the Stade du Moustoir, when the star summer newcomer Ramos in the 85 cross from the right in stoppage time t (Author: Gardener)

RamosLigue 1 pacesetter Paris Saint-Germain managed a final draw against second from below Lorient on Wednesday night after Spanish defender Sergio Ramos was sacked. The league leaders were 1-0 down at the Stade du Moustoir, as star summer newcomer Ramos in 85. Nevertheless, Mauro Icardi headed a cross from Achraf Hakimi from the right in stoppage time to equalize Thomas Monconduit's goal in the first half . The battered Bretons appeared to be on their way to only their fourth victory of the campaign when Ramos received his marching orders. But Icardi's late goal saved him and PSG from blushing and left Christophe Pelissier's team in the relegation battle with 16 points after 19 games. Nice moved up to second place, -13 points behind PSG's record of 46 points - after defeating Lens 2-1 at Allianz Riviera. Marseille fell back to third place after a divided 1-1 draw with Reims at the Vélodrome. Just six minutes after his substitution for Gerson and Marseille deficit to Hugo Ekitike in the 75th minute, Ahmadou Bamba Dieng of Marseille saw a rough foul on Thomas Foket Rot. Reims coach Oscar Garcia saw the red card for his tirade in stoppage time after referee Francois Letexier awarded Marseille a penalty for a foul by Andrew Gravillon on Dimitri Payet. After Payet converted the penalty, Gravillon continued the lawsuit and received a second yellow card and was sent off. "We were so close," Reims skipper Yunis Abdelhamid told Prime Video. "We played a good game, but we ended up shooting ourselves right in the leg. Rennes dropped to fourth after losing 2-1 in Monaco, while Montpellier moved up to fifth after losing 4-1 to Angers is.

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Breakdown of jersey sales, sponsorship, and social media

The Argentine's move to Parc des Princes was the summer's biggest story, but what impact has it had on the club's revenue? (Author: Gardener)

ArgentinePSG took over Messi on a free transfer after leaving Barcelona in the summer and tied the Argentine to a two-year deal with the option of an extra year. The arrest of the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner was seen by many as the biggest coup of the last transfer window, but what impact has it had on PSG's revenue streams so far? PSG has sold nearly a million Messi-printed kits to date in 2022-21, GOAL can confirm. The club's sponsorship director Marc Armstrong said the 34-year-old's arrival resulted in record sales for the full year and believes they would have been even higher had it not been for the production delays caused by the Covid-19 pandemic would be. From a commercial point of view, the effects are incredible, ”Armstrong told GOAL. “We believe we sold more kits last year than any other club and this year is going to be even better. It is definitely the best jersey introduction in terms of sales with at least a 30-40% increase in demand. Armstrong also announced that PSG sponsorship offers would begin as soon as Messi's departure from Barca was confirmed. Partnerships with brands such as Autohero, Crypto.com, Smart Good Things and Gorillas as PSG were able to generate additional income in the millions. "It has made itself felt and partners are sticking to our price. Demand was strong in the past, but is now greater than ever," added Armstrong. “We immediately saw a significant increase in offers and even before it was officially signed in Paris, there were many inquiries. "We've really felt an impact in all of our businesses: from sponsorship and merchandising to hospitality and ticketing." PSG's online presence has grown exponentially with Messi on their books, drawing 20 million subscribers in the first week of signing alone won all of their social media platforms. GOAL estimates that number has increased by a million every month since then, and Armstrong says another club record fell the day he was officially confirmed as a PSG player: "Our community is social with 150 million Media fans at an all-time high, "he said. Messi, who scored six goals and five assists in his first 15 years for PSG, has also had a positive impact on the club's ticket sales. Armstrong admits the club are struggling to keep up with demand as they continue to sell out every game at prices well in advance. Hiking has become inevitable in the hospitality industry. However, the PSG sponsorship boss has promised that regular tickets will remain affordable for the general public, regardless of how much the registration numbers rise. "There is huge demand that we unfortunately cannot fully meet at this time, so interest in the secondary market is growing as expected," said Armstrong. It wouldn't be surprising if prices go up. In the public areas of the stadium, however, we strive to keep prices affordable so that all of our fans can enjoy the Paris Saint-Germain experience. "

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Ramos is sent off because PSG drew against Lorient

PSG have put in another worrying underperformance that will bring focus to manager Mauricio Pochettino. (Author: Gardener)

RamosSergio Ramos was sent off when Paris Saint-Germain saved a 1-1 draw at Lorient in Ligue 1 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. The Argentine, nearing the first anniversary of his appointment, 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 best out of the team. The Parisians, who will face Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16, were lucky enough to avoid losing to a Lorient side who lost their last eight games and hadn't won a game in three months. Nigerian striker Terem Moffi missed an early breakaway chance for Lorient when Keylor Navas saved his shot 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 slammed a shot into the top right corner outside the box. Lorient appeared poised to claim a valuable win in their battle for relegation after Ramos received a second yellow card for an apparent body check on Moffi. But then, in the first minute of stoppage time, Achraf Hakimi defended a cross from the right and Icardi headed in. Nice climbed to second place ahead of Marseille on goal difference after winning 2-1 at home from behind Lens, with Mario Lemina and Justin Kluivert scoring their goals after Arnaud Kalimuendo put the away team ahead. 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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Mauro Icardi's goal in stoppage time saves PSG a point and helps them overcome a humiliating loss at Lorient. to avoid

Ligue 1: Mauro Icardi's stoppage-time goal saves PSG a point and helps them overcome a humiliating loss at Lorient. to avoid (Author: Gardener)

Mauro Icardi'sLeague leaders Paris Saint-Germain took the winter break after narrowly escaping a humiliating defeat when Mauro Icardi saved a 1-1 draw in stoppage time in ailing Lorient in the French league. PSG are 13 points ahead of second-placed Nice and third-placed Marseille. Nice beat Lens 2-1, while Marseille needed an even later goal than PSG to make it 1-1 at home against Reims in stoppage time. Nice and Marseille are separated due to the goal difference. The team of coach Mauricio Pochettino was easily exposed by quick attacks and received a shocking 11 shots in the first half against a 19th place. The 10-man PSG stormed forward, right-back Achraf Hakimi overplayed a great cross from the right and Icardi skilfully headed home in the first minute of stoppage time to compensate for Thomas Monconduit's thundering goal towards the end of the first half. Pochettino briefly stopped criticizing another sluggish performance as PSG were again saved by a late goal, as happened against Lens this month. Apart from an early miss by Icardi and a shot on the post by seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, PSG were on their backfoot as Lorient often got behind the defense in the first half. PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas made several stops, the most important of which was against striker Terem Moffi who could have shot powerfully after a clean run in Moffi 16, but switched feet to try to beat the hugely skilled Navas who stayed upright as long as possible to make a fine parade befitting his status as one of the best in the world. Moffi then teamed up with Enzo Le Fee to prepare Monconduit for a bubbly shot from 20 yards that hit Navas from the bottom of the bar. Navas was out just moments later to keep his team from conceding a second goal, and Paul Nardi made two Messi appearances.

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Ramos sees red as Lorient's PSG

Sergio Ramos was sent off when PSG drew 1-1 with Lorient on Wednesday night (Author: Gardener)

RamosSergio Ramos was sent off when PSG drew 1-1 with Lorient on Wednesday night. Former Real Madrid captain Ramos hasn't prevailed since signing for PSG this season as his battle against injuries was problematic but he was back on the team to face Lorient. Thomas Monconduit gave the hosts the lead in the 40th minute when he made room on the edge of the box before shooting a well-hit shot over the post into the right goal. PSG's 77 percent possession wasn't enough to cause many problems for Lorient, and both teams had the same number of shots, 17, with Lorient even scoring another shot on goal. It looked like PSG would suffer an unlikely loss when the game went into stoppage time at the end of the second half, especially as they had just gone down to 10 men, but Mauro Icardi scored a dramatic late equalizer with a header into the empty net . Then support tribal football by clicking here to register with our official partner NordVPN. Not only do you get the best VPN experience, but great discounts too when you sign up through Tribal Football. Thank you for your support!

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Front runner PSG failed in the late 1-1 draw before the winter break

Front runner PSG failed in the late 1-1 draw before the winter break (Author: Gardener)

winterPARIS (AP) - Runaway Paris Saint-Germain went into the winter break after narrowly avoiding a humiliating defeat when Mauro Icardi's goal saved a 1-1 draw in stoppage time at the ailing Lorient in the French league on Wednesday. PSG are 13 points ahead of second-placed Nice and third-placed Marseille. Nice beat Lens 2-1, while Marseille needed an even later goal than PSG to make it 1-1 at home against Reims in stoppage time. Nice and Marseille are separated due to the goal difference. The team of coach Mauricio Pochettino was easily exposed by quick attacks and received a shocking 11 shots in the first half against a 19th place. Pochettino brought on ex-Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos after the break, but was sent off with a second yellow card five minutes from time. The 10-man PSG stormed forward, right-back Achraf Hakimi overplayed a great cross from the right and Icardi skilfully headed home in the first minute of stoppage time to compensate for Thomas Monconduit's thundering goal towards the end of the first half. Pochettino briefly stopped criticizing another sluggish performance as PSG were again saved by a late goal, as happened against Lens this month. Apart from an early miss by Icardi and a shot on the post by seven-time Ballon d'Or winner Lionel Messi, PSG were on their backfoot as Lorient often got behind the defense in the first half. PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas made several stops, the most important of which was against striker Terem Moffi who could have shot powerfully after a clean run in Moffi 16, but switched feet to try to beat the hugely skilled Navas who stayed upright as long as possible to make a fine parade befitting his status as one of the best in the world. Moffi then teamed up with Enzo Le Fee to prepare Monconduit for a bubbly shot from 20 yards that hit Navas from the bottom of the bar. Navas was out just moments later to keep his team from conceding a second goal, and Paul Nardi made two Messi appearances. Marseille playmaker Dimitri Payet was fouled and shot a penalty in the eighth minute of stoppage time after a lengthy video review after winger Hugo Ekitike gave Reims the lead in the 75th minute. Canada's striker Jonathan David scored the winning goal after defending champions Lille were twice behind before beating 3-2 in Bordeaux to move up to eighth place. Honduras striker Alberth Elis scored the goals from Bordeaux. Winger Martin Terrier continued his good form with a well-made start, but fourth-placed Rennes lost 2-1 at Sixth Monaco, who scored with Wissam Ben Yedder's penalty and Kevin Volland's second-half goal. Clever midfielder Teji Savanier scored the first goal as Montpellier moved up to fifth with a 4-1 home win over midfielder Angers. The league will resume on January 7th when Bordeaux face Marseille in a Friday night game.

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Sergio Ramos just got full of Ramos with the first red card from PSG

Ramos took the 27th red card of his career in Lorient against PSG (Author: Gardener)

RamosSergio Ramos received his first red card as a Paris Saint-Germain player. In fact, current data from Transfermarkt has Ramos as the male player with the most red cards in 21. After PSG trailed 1-0 in another mild performance under Mauricio Pochettino in Lorient, Ramos was on one of his first appearances for the French during the break Giants came on. Due to injuries, Ramos had to wait months for his PSG bow and received his marching orders on Wednesday, so it took him less than 180 minutes to score his first red card in France. And it came in typical Ramos fashion when the Spaniard brazenly blocked Terem Moffi's run as Lorient sped across the field to try to score a second goal while already holding a yellow card. You didn't have to be a reigning expert to know that Ramos would leave the pitch just seconds later and unfortunately the veteran was quickly sent on his way despite obvious amazement. With Ramos' only previous appearance in Ligue 1 over all 90 minutes of the Saint-Etienne win in November, the defender had hoped for a far more fruitful return this week. It says it all, however, that it's not the least bit surprising that it only took Ramos 41 minutes of his second league game for PSG to receive the exact penalty he's so notorious for. It may not have been like we saw it in old El Clasico games that smash the knuckles or stamp the hand, but nonetheless, Ramos' fate against Lorient was inevitable.

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