Metz 1-2 Paris Saint Germain: Achraf Hakimi scores dramatic late winner to maintain winning start

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Last updated on 22 September 2021.From the section European Football

Achraf HakimiParis St-Germain have taken a maximum 21 points from their opening seven league games

Achraf Hakimi scored a dramatic injury-time goal as Paris St-Germain maintained their winning start to the Ligue 1 season with victory at Metz.

Hakimi curled into the bottom corner in the 95th minute for his second strike of the match to make it seven straight wins for Mauricio Pochettino's side.

The Morocco right-back had put PSG ahead after just five minutes.

Centre-back Boubakar Kouyate headed in from a corner to bring bottom side Metz level before half-time.

But the hosts, reduced to 10 men in added time when captain Dylan Bronn was sent off for a second yellow card for kicking the ball away, were unable to hold out for a hard-earned point as Hakimi finished from Neymar's pass.

PSG were without Lionel Messi after he sustained a knee injury in Sunday's win over Lyon.

It is not known if he will be fit to feature against Montpellier on Saturday - or in Tuesday's home Champions League meeting with Manchester City.

PSG made their dominant start count through Hakimi's opener, which was confirmed by goalline technology after defender Matthieu Udol had blocked Mauro Icardi's shot, but fell short of repeating his heroics.

Metz were rewarded for their positive response as Kouyate's powerful header beat Keylor Navas six minutes before the break, leaving PSG's perfect league record under threat until the very last minute.

Line-ups

Metz

Formation 4-5-1

  • 16OukidjaBooked at 90mins
  • 18CentonzeBooked at 90mins
  • 2BronnBooked at 90mins
  • 23Kouyate
  • 3Udol
  • 20GueyeSubstituted forBoulayaat 66'minutes
  • 15Sarr
  • 19MaïgaBooked at 68mins
  • 14PajotSubstituted forTraoreat 90+3'minutes
  • 26YadeBooked at 19minsSubstituted forNiakatéat 67'minutes
  • 7NianeSubstituted forde Prévilleat 66'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Niakaté
  • 8Traore
  • 9de Préville
  • 10Boulaya
  • 11Nguette
  • 12Tchimbembé
  • 21Bassi
  • 22Alakouch
  • 30Caillard

PSG

Formation 4-1-2-1-2

  • 1Navas
  • 2Hakimi
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 25Tavares MendesBooked at 69minsSubstituted forDraxlerat 81'minutes
  • 15Danilo
  • 12RafinhaSubstituted forHerreraat 65'minutes
  • 18WijnaldumSubstituted forDi Maríaat 65'minutes
  • 10NeymarBooked at 90mins
  • 7Mbappé
  • 9Icardi

Substitutes

  • 8Paredes
  • 11Di María
  • 21Herrera
  • 22Diallo
  • 23Draxler
  • 24Kehrer
  • 27Gueye
  • 28Ebimbe
  • 50G Donnarumma

Live Text

  1. Match ends, Metz 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  2. Second Half ends, Metz 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  3. Alexandre Oukidja (Metz) is shown the yellow card.

  4. Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Goal! Metz 1, Paris Saint Germain 2. Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neymar.

  6. Hand ball by Neymar (Paris Saint Germain).

  7. Substitution, Metz. Boubacar Traore replaces Vincent Pajot.

  8. Second yellow card to Dylan Bronn (Metz).

  9. Fabien Centonze (Metz) is shown the yellow card.

  10. Hand ball by Fabien Centonze (Metz).

  11. Attempt saved. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Kylian Mbappé.

  12. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  13. Foul by Nicolas de Préville (Metz).

  14. Foul by Danilo Pereira (Paris Saint Germain).

  15. Nicolas de Préville (Metz) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  16. Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the top right corner.

  17. Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Fabien Centonze.

  18. Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Habib Maïga.

  19. Attempt blocked. Ángel Di María (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marquinhos.

  20. Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Julian Draxler replaces Nuno Mendes.

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