Marseille vs PSG result: no goal for Lionel Messi, PSG at 10 is content with a 0-0 draw
Paris Saint-Germain were held to 0-0 in a rivalry match against Marseille, but the Paris side will take the point after dropping a man just over half an hour to go Match.
PSG remain in first place in the Ligue 1 standings after the result in Le Classique, seven comfortable points behind second Lens. Marseille let slip a huge opportunity and remain in fourth place, still 10 points behind PSG, but with one game less. Marseille will catch up with this match on Wednesday in Nice, while PSG will be back on Friday against defending champions Lille.
There were actually two goals scored in an entertaining first half, but they were both turned down. PSG believed they scored in the 14th minute after a Neymar cross was placed in their own goal by Marseille defender Duje Caleta-Car. An offside eradicated this strike, and it was again the case on a Marseille goal in the 21st minute. Pol Lirola was declared offside in this instance.
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PSG right-back Achraf Hakimi was sent off in the second half after knocking down Cengiz Under, who cleared on goal. After checking the play on the monitor, the referee showed Hakimi the red card for denying an obvious opportunity to score. This left 10-man PSG for over 30 minutes.
After the red card, Marseille brought in offensive reinforcements, including American Konrad De La Fuente, who had the best opportunity of the game in the 77th minute when he sniffed on a wide open volley. He created a few more chances on cuts to his trademark runs on the left, but Marseille couldn’t create more scoring opportunities despite a strong performance from veteran midfielder Dimitri Payet.
PSG have lined up their star quartet in attack, and it looked promising early on with Angel Di Maria’s runs on the wing and the combined play between Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe. Apart from a shot from Neymar which forced a Marseille stop, they were otherwise silent. Mbappe had the only chance in the second half on a breakaway six minutes from the end, but he was foiled by a tackle from Marseille defender William Saliba who was accompanied by a lot of contact.
Lionel Messi is goalless in his first 4 league games of the season for the first time since 2005/06. (Going through @Statsdufoot )
– Receive French football news (@GFFN) 24 October 2021
Final score Marseille vs PSG
(All Eastern hours)
Final: Marseille 0, PSG 0
92nd minute: Excellent run by De La Fuente again on the left, but his scoring did not find a teammate near the penalty spot.
90th minute: Four minutes of downtime. Marseille gives this last chance.
84th minute: Penalty for PSG? William Saliba with the tackle slipped on Kylian Mbappe and the referee judges a clean tackle at the edge of the box.
83rd minute: SUB – Gini Wijnaldum replaces Neymar. PSG leave it to Mbappe and Messi to score a goal. A draw would not be a terrible result.
78th minute: SUBS – Marseille brings in two new players: Bamba Dieng and Gerson for striker Arkadiusz Milik and Cengiz Under.
77th minute: How lucky for De La Fuente! The cross arrives and he has a free shot on goal, but puffs!
75th min: De La Fuente with a nice downswing and he sends the ball to the center of the box, where Under shoots the volley and it is deflected for a corner. Marseille appear to be the team most likely to score at this stage.
73rd minute: The game comes to a halt after a fan chases Messi down the pitch while leading an attack. For a moment, the supporter looked like a Marseille player defending Messi.
71st minute: SUBS – Marseille is on the move. Papa Gueye replaces central midfielder Kamara and US international Konrad De La Fuente replaces right-back Valentin Rongier.
65th min: Luck for Marseille! Payet from a center from the left and Valentin Rongier made the penetration into the box, but his head bounced widely to the right.
60th min: SUB – PSG call on Thilo Kehrer for Angel Di Maria to cover up Hakimi’s absence.
59th minute: Payet’s free kick for Marseille is rolled over the goal. Not even close.
57th minute: Red card to Hakimi! After checking the play on the monitor, the referee decides to give Hakimi red for denying an obvious scoring opportunity, but the foul is spotted just outside the box. Under would have been in goal without the foul.
54th minute: It looked like a penalty for Marseille! Cengiz Under is sent on a breakaway and he comes across a push from behind from recovering Ashraf Hakimi. Under falls on the ball and the referee calls the ball with his hand. The referee looks at the monitor.
49th minute: What a dive of Dimitri Payet in the box! He wanted a penalty, but the referee does not give it. Payet earned a yellow there, but got away with no problem.
46th minute: We’re on our way in the second half. There isn’t much between these two sides. This should take 45 minutes.
Half-time: Marseille 0, PSG 0
45th minute: SUB – Just 10 seconds from the end of the first half, PSG call on Idrissa Gueye for injured Marco Verratti who has a hip problem.
42nd minute: It’s that Messi-Mbappe connection we’ve been talking about. Nothing comes out this time.
41st minute: Cengiz Under with a menacing run behind, but he’s offside although Achraf Hakimi was there to stop him when he unleashed his shot.
35th minute: Which block Marseille left behind Caleta-Car on a maraud led by Achraf Hakimi. On a corner, the ball ends up on the foot of Messi, who shoots straight at the keeper.
31st minute: Wild sequence in front of the Marseille goal. Mbappe beats Saliba, he puts the ball in the middle, but goalkeeper Pau Lopez stops Neymar and the ball is cleared.
28th minute: Before this PSG corner, the supporters get carried away and the referee stops the match so that a message is delivered to the supporters in the stadium. There is a message on the video panel.
27th minute: Angel Di Maria passes behind again on the left and his cross is deflected and Messi of all men head to goal. The keeper should tip him over the bar.
21st minute: Milik scores for Marseille, but that is also ruled out for the narrowest offside calls. After a gift in his own half, Lirola sends the cross which reaches Milik, who finishes. But Lirola was offside on the ball crossing straight to him.
18th min: CAUTION – Another yellow for a Marseille driver, this time for right-back Valentin Rongier for hitting Nuno Mendes.
17th minute: We have barely 15 minutes of play and Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli receives a yellow card for protest.
14th minute: PSG goal! But it is forbidden! It was a goal against his Caleta-Car camp. Nuno Mendes won a header in the attack and Neymar sends a cross into the box that Caleta Car clears into his own net. But there was an offside on the play.
11th minute: Marseille turnover and Messi immediately seek Mbappe in the area, but the French can not recover. These two have shown that there is a certain chemistry when they can find each other.
10th minute: Angel Di Maria’s cross from the left side narrowly missed Kylian Mbappe’s header at the far post. Di Maria operating on the left side.
5th minute: A good start for Marseille at home, which was to be expected. PSG are trying to keep a little possession to stifle the enthusiasm.
3rd minute: Milik with a great opportunity at the start of the match for Marseille but he can not get the ball.
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Marseille vs PSG: starting eleven
Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli has the same lineup that tied the Italian side SS Lazio 0-0 in the Europa League:
Starting eleven from Marseille (4-2-3-1, from right to left): 16-Pau Lopez-GK – 14-Luan Peres, 15-Duje Caleta-Car, 2-William Saliba, 21-Valentin Rongier – 4-Boubacar Kamara, 6-Matteo Guendouzi – 29-Pol Lirola, 10-Dimitri Payet, 17 -Cengiz Under – 9-Arkadiusz Milik
Mauricio Pochettino will field his best offensive quartet, Neymar initially playing in 10th place. But the PSG manager indicates that the front players will exchange throughout the match.
PSG starting eleven (4-2-3-1, from left to right): 1-Keylor Navas-GK – 25-Nuno Mendes, 3-Presnel Kimpembe, 5-Marquinhos, 2-Achraf Hakimi – 15-Danilo, 6-Marco Verratti – 11-Angel Di Maria, 10-Neymar Jr., 30-Lionel Messi – 7-Kylian Mbappé
How to watch Marseille against PSG
- Dated: Sun 24 Oct
- Time: 2:45 p.m. ET
- TV channel: beIN Sports, beIN Sports in Spanish
- Diffusion: fuboTV, beIN Sports Connect
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The match will be broadcast by beIN Sports, holder of the rights to Ligue 1, in English and Spanish. These two beIN channels are available to be broadcast on via fuboTV , which is available to new users with a 7 day free trial .