The PSG won in his visit to the field of St Etienne in a game in which quite a few things happened (1-3). Debuted at last Sergio Ramos, who played the entire game after coming out of his long injury; Messi he did not score but distributed three assists. AND Neymar had to leave the match three minutes from time after a tackle by Yvann Maçon that left him with a sprained ankle.
The Neymar thing seemed a serious thing, in view of the images. But the Brazilian reassured his followers in the medium in which he usually gives explanations, on Instagram. “It’s time to recover. Unfortunately these setbacks are part of the life of an athlete. Now I have to lift my head and move forward. I will come back better and stronger,” he said.
A message of integrity that contrasted with the image seen on the lawn. He withdrew without being able to walk and in tears. It is not the first injury, far from it, suffered by the striker since his arrival at PSG in August 2017. Among others, in February 2018 he fractured the fifth metatarsal of his foot in a match against Marseille and spent three months of come down.
🚨🚨 Neymar INJURY !! The Brazilian leaves the field with a stretcher!#Ligue1
📲 https://t.co/O8af8ftAac pic.twitter.com/7LJpvmaX0r
– Esport3 (@ esport3) November 28, 2021
In January 2019 he suffered the same injury in a cupbearer match against Strasbourg that took him away from the pitch for three months and in June of that year a torn right ankle ligament in a friendly between Brazil and Qatar forced him to miss the Copa América with his national team and the start of the season with PSG. Now it remains to be seen how long he will be out after the new setback.
He left with the match resolved by the Parisian team and thanks to the interventions of Messi, who distributed one assist to Di Maria and two to Marquinhos. The snow that fell in the French city did not diminish the performance of the Rosario, whose task and that of his team was facilitated by the expulsion of a player before the break. Ramos, for his part, barely had work on its premiere.
In the 23rd minute Saint-Etienne scored through Denis Bouanga, after finishing off a rebound inside the area, but the goal was disallowed by referee Jerome Brisard for offside, although the VAR entered the fray and declared 1 as valid -0.
Messi has just signed the seventh assists hat-trick in his career:
🆚Saint-Ètienne | 2021
🆚Betis | 2020
🆚Getafe | 2016
🆚Paraguay | 2015
🆚Levante | 2014
🆚Spanish | 2010 pic.twitter.com/fAh8EXQX5W
— BeSoccer Pro (@BeSoccerPro) November 28, 2021
PSG dominated in possession, 30-70, but without clear scoring chances, except for one by Kylian Mbappé, in the 41st minute, with a shot that Etienne Green cleared in a great save. The capital team tied in the discount before the break. Lionel Messi launches a free kick that Marquinhos headed in from the center of the area to put the tie at 1 at 45 + 2.
In the second half, PSG increased their dominance and scoring chances began to arrive. Mbappé in the 60th minute shot high, after a rebound in the small area. Messi, in 69, shot outside the goal.
Finally, in 1979, the Argentine connection worked. Messi crossed to the area for Ángel Di María who beat the goalkeeper on the left, going up 1-2. In the extension, Messi sent a pumped center to the area that Marquinhos headed near the left post for the final 1-3