Kylian Mbabane changed the soft-late VAR penalty award for St. Germain’s 2-1 defeat of Lionel Messi and Neymar to Ingers on Friday.
PSG had to come from behind, with Danilo Pereira leading the tie in the middle of the second half, with Angelo Flegini taking the lead at the Parc des Princes.
Embape ended the match with three minutes left when Ingers defender Pierre Capel was awarded a handball that only the referee saw after reviewing the photos.
Defeating the Rains in their last game before the international break, Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG side have won nine of their 10 League 1 matches this season and are nine points clear from the lens in second place.
The victory, which the PSG would say deserves the overall balance of the game, took place without the South American stars who were in World Cup qualifying action in the Atlantic less than 24 hours ago.
Messi, Angel Di Maria and Leandro Perez all played in Argentina’s 1-0 win over Peru in Buenos Aires, while Neymar scored and Marcohnos was an unused substitute as Brazil beat Uruguay 4-0 in the Amazon City of Manaus. Defeated by 1.
During the international break we were without 80 to 90% of our players, but the players who didn’t try hard and tried too hard and that’s three points.
“We know Killian is a great player, one of the best players in the world, and he shows up when the team needs him.”
PSG will be hoping for the return of their South American squad to their home Champions League match against RB Leipzig on Tuesday, but a very changed team against the Engers has almost paid the price for a slow start. Of
Pochettino made seven changes, a rare start like Colin Dagba and Rafnaha, and it was Ingers who took the lead nine minutes before halftime.
The visitors, who had lost just once before the game this season and were fourth in the table, moved quickly and Fugini turned the brilliant low ball from the right side of the Sufian Buffalo into the back post.
Ander Herrera had already scored a goal for the offside for the home side before the break, and it was Mbabane who, after the restart, inevitably dug PSG through a hole.
Fresh from last weekend’s goal against France in the UEFA Nations League final against Spain, Mbabane set up the 69th-minute level as Pereira headed in a pleasantly cut cross from the right. Shook
With seven minutes left, Embape sprinted to the byline and cut a cross for Moro Accordi, whose header was weak and was thrown into the arms of Ingers goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni.
However, a VAR review showed that the ball, initially going out of bounds, touched Capella’s arm and led to the goal.
The referee pointed to the place and Embape happily won the game with his fifth league goal of the season, but it was a bitter pill for the away team.
“There’s no shame in losing here, but it’s not like that, it’s just not possible,” Angry Angers defender Roman Thomas told Amazon Prime.