Football Paris Saint Germain 1-0 Metz: Julian Draxler’s late winner secures champions’ first win – BBC Sport

Paris Saint Germain 1-0 Metz: Julian Draxler’s late winner secures champions’ first win – BBC Sport




Julian Draxler scores for PSG

Julian Draxler’s injury-time winner ended Paris St-Germain’s losing start to the Ligue 1 season against Metz – despite the absence of the suspended Neymar.

Reigning champions PSG had lost their opening two league games for the first time since 1984-85 and had not lost three league games in a row since 2010.

Thomas Tuchel’s side had Abdou Diallo sent off after 65 minutes at the Parc des Princes, but German midfielder Draxler’s 93rd-minute header claimed victory for the 10 men.

Tuchel was without the services of world record signing Neymar, who was among five players sent off following an injury-time brawl against bitter rivals Marseille on Sunday.

Brazil forward Neymar has since received a two-match ban after punching Marseille defender Alvaro Gonzalez, whom the 28-year-old claims racially abused him. The French football authorities are to investigate his accusation. Gonzalez has denied Neymar’s claim.

With Diallo’s dismissal – a second booking for pulling Ibrahima Niane’s shirt – PSG have now received four red cards in their last two Ligue 1 games – as many as in their previous 62 combined.

The hosts welcomed back goalkeeper Keylor Navas,
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