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Neymar goal beats Brest as Slimani misses penalty

Published on: 10 September 2022

Neymar joined PSG from Barcelona for a world-record £200m in 2017

Brazil forward Neymar became Paris St-Germain's fourth top-scorer of all time as the French champions held on for a narrow win at home to Brest.

The 30-year-old claimed his 110th goal to move in front of ex-Portugal striker Pauleta on PSG's list of scorers.

PSG were unable to add to their lead and then Brest won a penalty on 70 minutes - but Gianluigi Donnarumma saved Islam Slimani's tame spot-kick.

Victory sent unbeaten PSG back above Lens at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

Lens led Ligue 1 after winning 1-0 at home to Troyes on Friday, but Marseille will go level on points with PSG if they beat visitors Lille later on Saturday.

Lionel Messi chipped the ball forward for Neymar to score his eighth goal from seven Ligue 1 game this season.

The Brazil forward took a touch with his right foot before firing in with his left.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic is next on PSG's all-time scorers list with 156, while Neymar's team-mate Kylian Mbappe is second with 180.

Christophe Herelle was shown a red card for bringing down Neymar but the decision was overturned as a review showed the PSG forward was offside before the tackle.

Messi and Mbappe spurned chances either side of half-time and looked set to pay for the misses when Presnel Kimpembe committed the foul for the penalty.

However Donnarumma denied Slimani then made another diving save after a cross diverted goalwards off the Brest forward's shoulder.

    Line-upsMatch StatsLive Text

Line-upsPSG

Formation 3-4-1-2

99G Donnarumma4Ramos15Danilo3Kimpembe2Hakimi17Vitinha6Verratti14Bernat30Messi7Mbappé10Neymar

    99G Donnarumma4Ramos15DaniloBooked at 77mins3KimpembeBooked at 69minsSubstituted forat 90+3'minutes2Hakimi17VitinhaSubstituted forMarquinhosat 87'minutes6VerrattiSubstituted forRuizat 62'minutes14BernatSubstituted forTavares Mendesat 78'minutesBooked at 80mins30Messi7MbappéSubstituted forEkitikeat 78'minutes10NeymarBooked at 40minsSubstituted forSarabiaat 77'minutes

Substitutes

    1Navas5Marquinhos8Ruiz19Sarabia25Tavares Mendes26Mukiele28Soler33Zaïre-Emery44Ekitike

Brest

Formation 5-3-2

40Bizot99Fadiga23Hérelle5Chardonnet3Brassier2Duverne20Lees-Melou45Camara7Belkebla9Honorat13Slimani

    40Bizot99FadigaSubstituted forUronenat 71'minutes23HérelleSubstituted forDariat 62'minutes5ChardonnetBooked at 46mins3Brassier2Duverne20Lees-MelouBooked at 25minsSubstituted forPereira Lageat 71'minutes45CamaraSubstituted forMagnettiat 62'minutes7BelkeblaSubstituted forCardonaat 88'minutes9Honorat13Slimani

Substitutes

    1Blázquez4Dari8Magnetti14Cardona18Dembele21Uronen29Pereira Lage31Belaïli97Arconte

Referee:Jeremie PignardMatch StatsHome TeamPSGAway TeamBrestPossessionHome61%Away39%ShotsHome14Away6Shots on TargetHome4Away3CornersHome3Away5FoulsHome13Away16Live TextPost update

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Brest 0.

90'+6'Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 1, Brest 0.

90'+4'Post update

Fabián Ruiz (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+4'Post update

Foul by Hugo Magnetti (Brest).

90'+3'Post update

Presnel Kimpembe went off injured after Paris Saint Germain had used all subs.

90'+3'Post update

Hugo Ekitike (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90'+3'Post update

Foul by Achraf Dari (Brest).

89'Post update

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Lionel Messi tries a through ball, but Nuno Mendes is caught offside.

88'Substitution

Substitution, Brest. Irvin Cardona replaces Haris Belkebla.

88'Post update

Attempt missed. Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a cross following a corner.

87'Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Marquinhos replaces Vitinha.

86'Post update

Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Jean-Kévin Duverne.

86'Post update

Attempt blocked. Vitinha (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Hugo Ekitike.

85'Post update

Attempt missed. Vitinha (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left. Assisted by Nuno Mendes.

82'Post update

Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

82'Post update

Foul by Jean-Kévin Duverne (Brest).

80'Booking

Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

80'Post update

Foul by Nuno Mendes (Paris Saint Germain).

80'Post update

Franck Honorat (Brest) wins a free kick on the right wing.

78'Post update

Corner, Brest. Conceded by Gianluigi Donnarumma.

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Source: bbc.com

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