Paris Saint-Germain 2-1 Angers: Kylian Mbappe scores controversial penalty as Mauricio Pochettino’s side pull off comeback without Neymar and Lionel Messi to extend lead at top of Ligue 1
- Kylian Mbappe scored from the spot to give PSG a nervy win over Angers
- Angers were harshly penalised for handball following a VAR review
- Angers had taken a shock lead through Angelo Fulgini in the first half
- Danilo Perreira headed leaders level before Mbappe’s late winner
- Lionel Messi watched game from stands after flying back to Paris the day before
- Neymar also missed out due to playing for Brazil on Thursday
Kylian Mbappe ended a four-game scoreless streak for Paris St Germain with a late penalty that helped the capital side extend their Ligue 1 lead to nine points with a 2-1 home win against Angers on Friday.
The France striker buried his spot kick three minutes from time after Danilo Pereira had cancelled out Angelo Fulgini’s first-half opener to put PSG on 27 points from 10 games.
Angers, who were the best side in the opening half, are fourth on 16 points as they left the Parc des Princes frustrated after a VAR review gave PSG the late penalty for a Pierrick Capelle handball.
Kylian Mbappe struck the winning goal as Paris Saint-Germain beat Angers 2-1 on Friday
Danilo Pereira (right) celebrates with Ander Herrera (left) after heading in the equaliser
Second-placed RC Lens travel to Montpellier on Sunday.
Lionel Messi (right) watched the game with wife Antonela after returning to Paris on Friday
PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino looked less than impressed with his side’s rusty performance