Neymar objectives not sufficient as PSG droop to shock Three-2 loss

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Neymar’s two penalties weren’t sufficient as Paris Saint-Germain slumped to a shock Three-2 defeat at struggling Lorient, opening the door for Lille to maneuver three factors clear on the prime of the French league if it wins later Sunday.

After pulling a foolish face to have a good time his second penalty, Neymar lower a unique determine on the closing whistle, throwing his arms up in exasperation as he seemed on the protection. An equally pissed off Kylian Mbappe did the identical.

Defending champion PSG has misplaced 5 league video games already this season, and this was coach Mauricio Pochettino’s first defeat since changing Thomas Tuchel, who was fired in December.

However the method of this loss, with two objectives conceded late, will elevate considerations with PSG dealing with Lionel Messi’s Barcelona within the Champions League on Feb. 16.

Lorient is languishing in 18th place however took the lead within the 35th minute by captain Laurent Abergel after PSG’s Danilo Pereira was closed down on the sting of the penalty space.

Neymar’s first penalty got here on the stroke of halftime when Houboulang Mendes fouled him and the Brazil star despatched goalkeeper Matthieu Dreyer the improper means.

PSG appealed for an additional penalty within the 55th for a handball by Mendes, however the referee dominated it out after a video evaluation. Moments later, he awarded one when Mendes fouled striker Mauro Icardi. Neymar once more wrong-footed Dreyer from the spot.

However PSG’s complacency value it once more as substitute ahead Yoane Wissa equalized with 10 minutes left, firing residence after taking part in a close to one-two with Terem Moffi.

Moffi then hit the winner within the first minute of harm time after Abergel picked him out on a swift counterattack, and he held off defender Presnel Kimpembe earlier than capturing previous goalkeeper Sergio Rico.

Lille was internet hosting 19th-place Dijon later Sunday. A victory would push it two factors forward of Lyon and drop PSG down to 3rd place.

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