The two groups shared seven targets in one of the vital thrilling video games of the Ligue 1 season, as PSG got here from a aim behind to safe a 4-Three win and lengthen its lead on the prime of the desk to 13 factors.
But the sport ended on one thing of a bitter observe with Neymar proven a purple card for a second bookable offense after clumsily hacking down Yacine Adli.
The Brazilian appeared to have been left aggrieved after referee Willy Delajod declined to award him plenty of free kicks; Neymar left the pitch sarcastically applauding the official and tore his shirt off in frustration.
Though the victory will come as a reduction to PSG, there will likely be some concern for coach Thomas Tuchel on the variety of targets his group is conceding.
As nicely as the 2 conceded midweek in opposition to Dortmund, PSG shipped one other 4 in final weekend’s frenetic 4-Four draw in opposition to Ligue 1 struggler Amiens.
To compound its defensive frailties, PSG misplaced captain and central defender Thiago Silva to a thigh harm after 25 minutes, which makes the Brazilian a doubt for the French Cup semifinal in opposition to Lyon and the Champions League second leg in opposition to Dortmund subsequent month.
There was some excellent news for PSG as striker Edinson Cavani scored a landmark 200th aim for the membership since shifting to the French capital in 2013, netting the equalizer after Hwang Ui-jo had opened the scoring for Bordeaux.
Though he has struggled for health and sport time this season, scoring solely 5 targets, the Uruguayan is the membership’s all-time report goalscorer.
After Marquinhos, who changed the injured Silva as captain, had given PSG the lead as soon as once more, then arrived arguably the strangest aim of the weekend.
Stand-in PSG goalkeeper Sergio Rico shanked his clearance straight into the shins of Bordeaux defender Pablo and the ball cannoned into the aim.
Marquinhos as soon as once more got here to PSG’s rescue, scoring once more to mark his first ever double for the membership, earlier than Kylian Mbappe bought the fourth aim quickly after.
Ruben Pardo’s thunderbolt seven minutes from time arrange a nervous end for the Parisians however they held on for victory, regardless of going a person down within the dying phases.
While there isn’t a doubt PSG will be devastating going ahead and possesses one of the vital deadly attacking forces in Europe, any hope of successful a maiden Champions League title will likely be absolutely be over if Tuchel cannot discover a approach to plug the leaks in protection.
Message of solidarity
For the match in opposition to Bordeaux, PSG changed its common shirt sponsor with the message “Stay Strong China” in English and Chinese to point out help for the efforts in combating the lethal coronavirus.
Since the outbreak on the finish of 2019 — which is believed to have come from a seafood market in Wuhan, the capital of central China’s Hubei province — greater than 2,600 individuals are confirmed to have died and greater than 79,000 individuals have been contaminated.
Before the match, banners in the course of the pitch and within the group picture additionally confirmed the message of solidarity on a weekend that noticed the coronavirus have an effect on European soccer.
Plenty of matches in Italy’s Serie A had been canceled as the federal government put emergency measures into place after a spike in instances within the nation.