Experience the thrill of the recent Coupe de France round of 16 match, featuring the action-packed duel between PSG and Brest at the iconic Parc des Princes. This riveting game ended with PSG securing a spot in the quarter-finals with a score of PSG 3, Brest 1.
The spotlights were on Mbappé, Danilo and G.Ramos, the trio responsible for PSG's victory. They netted the goals at 34, 37, and 90+2 minutes respectively. Brest's single goal was scored by Mounié at the 65th minute mark, injecting a touch of hope into the Brest fans in the stadium.
However, the match was not without its fair share of controversy. Brest's Brassier received a red card at the 69th minute. This was due to a severe tackle on Mbappé, resulting in an injury that saw the goal-scorer leaving the field.
Behind the Scores
This match was a second face-off between PSG and Brest in just 10 days. The previous encounter had ended in a draw. This could, perhaps, explain the vigor Brest displayed throughout the first half of the match.
Brest did not just play as a unit, but they also put PSG's goalkeeper under a lot of pressure and even rattled the post. In spite of their efforts, PSG proved to be more realistic. PSG's goals were a result of Mbappé outrunning the defense and Danilo capitalizing on an assist from Dembélé.
Even after falling 2-0 behind, Brest did not lose their fighting spirit. Their resilience was rewarded when Mounié managed to sneak a goal past the PSG defense.
Even though PSG reigned supreme, they didn't leave unscathed. The victory was shadowed by the concern about Mbappé's injury, consequent to Brassier's tackle. After the final whistle, PSG managed to add another goal to their tally courtesy of Gonçalo Ramos, sealing their triumph and the ticket to the quarter-finals. The days to come will unravel the extent of Mbappé's condition and its potential impact on PSG's future performance.