Is PSG’s Close Shave With Strasbourg a Warning Sign?

The 20th matchday of was marked by a thrilling encounter between and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). The final outcome saw PSG eke out a hard-fought 2-1 over Strasbourg.

In the teething stages of the , Strasbourg posed threats to PSG's defence. Dion Sahi had an opportunity to put Strasbourg ahead but his attempt was thwarted by PSG's custodian, Donnarumma. Adding to Strasbourg's frustrations, their player Diarra's powerful strike hit the crossbar in the 20th minute.

Highlights

Kylian Mbappé was then given an opportunity to open the scoring for PSG following a foul on Kolo Muani by Perrin inside the penalty box. Unfortunately for PSG, Mbappé's shot was off target.

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However, redemption came for PSG in the 31st minute when Mbappé found the back of the net. The goal was made possible after Asensio intercepted a poor clearance from Strasbourg's goalkeeper, Bellaarouch.

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Asensio then amplified PSG's dominance by notching a goal of his own shortly after the half-time break. Nevertheless, Strasbourg was far from being done. Bakwa revived Strasbourg's hopes by reducing the deficit in the 68th minute.

In the ensuing drama, Donnarumma proved instrumental in preserving PSG's slender lead. He pulled off several fantastic saves to deny Strasbourg an equalizer. Bakwa and Sylla came close to scoring on a few occasions, particularly during the time, but they were denied by the brilliance of PSG's goalie.

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Despite Strasbourg's brave efforts, PSG managed to cling onto their lead until the final whistle, thereby securing a significant 2-1 win.

Current Standing

By overcoming this hurdle, PSG has temporarily boosted their lead to 9 points. This victory surely enhances their chances in the ongoing title race.

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