PSG moves to 33 points, four points clear of Nice which fell to its first defeat in a 1-0 loss at Nantes on Saturday, while Le Havre remains ninth on 16 points.
The goals from Kylian Mbappe and Verratti ensured Louis Enrique’s team secured their seventh consecutive league victory. Despite playing with 10 players for over 80 minutes after goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was sent off for a reckless tackle, Paris Saint-Germain had no trouble defeating Havre 2-0 on Sunday to maintain their lead at the top of the French league standings.
Mbappe and Verratti’s goals sealed the seventh league win in a row for Louis Enrique’s team. PSG, sitting in second place, received a four-point cushion over Nice on Saturday after their first loss of the season against Nantes.
Havre had a strong start with several good moves, but lacked precision in causing damage. The hosts had 22 shots, but only seven hit the target.
Donnarumma was sent off for a reckless foul outside his box. The Italian goalkeeper came out of his area to clear a long ball but ended up making contact with Havre forward Josu Kasmir.
Referee Bastien Dechepy showed him a red card, and Bradley Barcola stepped in as a replacement goalkeeper for Arnaud Tens, who was pleased to maintain a clean sheet on his debut. “It’s incredible,” he said. “I want to thank everyone for this opportunity. It’s an unbelievable day. The team was strong in every minute played, and I was able to stop the opponent’s shots.”
Le Kang-In’s assist to Ousmane Dembele allowed PSG to break the deadlock after the break. Later, winger Vinicius passed the ball to Mbappe, who controlled it with his right foot and netted a shot from the edge of the box in the 22nd minute. This was Mbappe’s 15th league goal of the season.
In the 88th minute, Vinicius secured PSG’s victory with the help of a pass from Manuel Ugarte.
In other matches, Monaco secured a 2-0 victory against Montpellier with goals from Takumi Minamino and Wissam Ben Yedder. They stayed two points behind their Dijon rivals.
Lille maintained their pace, securing the fourth position by defeating Metz 2-0 with goals from Youssef Yajour and Jonathan David.
Marseille returned to the path of victory, breaking a winless streak of four matches with a 2-0 win against Rennes. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored, providing a lead of nine points over ninth-placed PSG.
Additionally, Brest defeated Clermont 3-0 with two goals from Romain Del Castillo, while Toulouse and Lorient drew 1-1.
Lastly, the French league (LFP) expressed condolences for the tragic death of a Nantes supporter on Saturday before the match against Nice, marking the latest unfortunate incident in French football this season. The league stated, “LFP wants to express its deepest sympathy to the bereaved family and friends and to the FC Nantes club.
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