A gesture from the Messi-Neymar partnership that the Argentine ended was enough for Paris Saint Germain, who left the Groupama Arena against Lyon (0-1) with the three points and the position of consolidated and sole leader.
The pursuers fail and only due to wear and tear they fall out of the race for the first place that Christophe Galtier’s team has tied up. He did not win Marseille, with which he had a one-on-one. He is two points away. The Lens also failed.
It was enough for Galtier’s team with the danger generated by the fantastic three and their success. If it’s not one, it’s another. Everyone could score, but they crashed with Anthony Lopes and the lack of aim.
The third loss in a row for Peter Bosz’s team came five minutes into a wall between Messi and Neymar. The Brazilian returned and the Argentine scored.
Messi has four goals in Ligue 1. Neymar has eight and Kylian Mbappe has seven, who tried but did not score.
A lack of conviction doomed Lyon, who barely threatened Gianluigi Donnarumma’s goal. Some counterattack stretch by Moussa Dembele and a faithless shot by Alexander Lacazette that did not intimidate the visitors.
Paris Saint Germain were able to extend their lead in the final stretch with a free kick from Messi and then a disallowed goal against Sergio Ramos for offside.