French Ligue 1
Metz2PSG3

Metz 2-3 Paris St-Germain

Ezequiel Lavezzi

Ezequiel Lavezzi sent Paris St-Germain to the top of the French league on Friday by scoring a late winner against Metz.

The Argentina forward slid home a rebound after Metz goalkeeper Johann Carrasso had denied Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

PSG are now two points ahead of Marseille who face Bordeaux on Sunday.

The Ligue 1 champions looked to be cruising after racing into a 2-0 lead after only 16 minutes.

Javier Pastore opened the scoring with a neat chip before Metz defender Gaetan Bussmann turned a free-kick from Lavezzi into his own net.

However, PSG blew that advantage when striker Modibo Maiga converted two penalties in the second half.

But Lavezzi pounced on the goal-line to ensure unbeaten PSG won their fifth league match in a row.

Line-ups

Metz

  • 1Carrasso
  • 15Métanire
  • 5MilanBooked at 72mins
  • 18ChoplinBooked at 29mins
  • 24BussmannSubstituted forPalominoat 79'minutes
  • 21Kashi
  • 25N'DawBooked at 75mins
  • 10SarrSubstituted forN'Gbakotoat 45'minutes
  • 13MaloudaSubstituted forKrivetsat 45'minutes
  • 22Lejeune
  • 20MaigaBooked at 60mins

Substitutes

  • 4Marchal
  • 7Rocchi
  • 9Falcón
  • 16Mfa Mezui
  • 23N'Gbakoto
  • 27Palomino
  • 29Krivets

PSG

  • 30Sirigu
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 17Maxwell
  • 4CabayeSubstituted forChantômeat 21'minutes
  • 8MottaSubstituted forMatuidiat 45'minutes
  • 25RabiotSubstituted forCavaniat 74'minutes
  • 27Pastore
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 22LavezziBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 6Camara
  • 9Cavani
  • 14Matuidi
  • 16Maignan
  • 20Chantôme
  • 21Digne
  • 33Augustin
Referee:
Fredy Fautrel
Attendance:
25,012

Match Stats

Home TeamMetzAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home14
Away14
Shots on Target
Home4
Away9
Corners
Home3
Away3
Fouls
Home16
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Metz 2, Paris Saint Germain 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Metz 2, Paris Saint Germain 3.

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

Modibo Maiga (Metz) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt missed. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Blaise Matuidi.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Javier Pastore tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Ezequiel Lavezzi tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Booking

Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain).

Kévin Lejeune (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the box is too high. Assisted by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Edinson Cavani (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezequiel Lavezzi with a through ball.

Attempt missed. Guirane N'Daw (Metz) left footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Yeni N'Gbakoto.

Goal!

Goal! Metz 2, Paris Saint Germain 3. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner.

Attempt saved. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

Attempt saved. Ezequiel Lavezzi (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Javier Pastore.

Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Sergei Krivets (Metz).

Attempt saved. Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Ezequiel Lavezzi.

Clément Chantôme (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Guirane N'Daw (Metz).

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Metz. José Luis Palomino replaces Gaëtan Bussmann because of an injury.

Delay in match Gaëtan Bussmann (Metz) because of an injury.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Blaise Matuidi tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

Booking

Guirane N'Daw (Metz) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Guirane N'Daw (Metz).

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Edinson Cavani replaces Adrien Rabiot.

Foul by Blaise Matuidi (Paris Saint Germain).

Yeni N'Gbakoto (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Guido Milan (Metz) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Javier Pastore (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Guido Milan (Metz).

Clément Chantôme (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Ahmed Kashi (Metz).

Attempt saved. Modibo Maiga (Metz) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Romain Métanire with a cross.

Attempt blocked. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Maxwell with a cross.

Attempt missed. Yeni N'Gbakoto (Metz) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

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