Vitinha and Ramos strikes secure 2-0 win for 10-man PSG at Marseille

01-04-2024 11:20 AM

Ammon News - Vitinha and Goncalo Ramos scored in the second half as 10-man Paris St Germain overcame early jitters to secure a 2-0 win and hand Marseille their first home loss of the season in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

PSG's league double over their rivals took them to 62 points and put them 12 points clear of second-placed Brest, who won 1-0 at Lorient earlier in the day.

"Yes, I'm happy with the result, because it's a classic," PSG manager Luis Enrique said. "We know it's special for our supporters. We knew the pressure in this stadium where they were undefeated."

PSG endured a frustrating first half at a rainy Stade Velodrome as Marseille's defence nullified the league's leading goalscorer Kylian Mbappe until he was substituted just after the hour mark.

Lucas Beraldo was sent off five minutes before the break, after a challenge on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang by the touchline that the referee deemed to be denying a goalscoring opportunity after a VAR review despite it happening near the halfway line.

But Vitinha opened the scoring for the league leaders in the 53rd minute, running through the middle and playing a one-two with Ousmane Dembele before firing home from near the penalty spot.

Marseille thought they had equalised six minutes later when Luis Henrique found the net but his effort was ruled out for offside.

Marseille pressed hard with Aubameyang and Faris Moumbagna creating several chances, but PSG keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma made 10 saves in the match to ensure a clean sheet.

Ramos ended the hosts' comeback hopes in the 85th minute with Marco Asensio setting him up for a right-footed finish that silenced the Stade Velodrome.

"There's always this desire to be unpredictable for opponents," Enrique said.

"I liked what I saw in terms of occupying space. If you don't know where my players are going to play, it's a surprise."

PSG next face Stade Rennais in Wednesday's French Cup semi-final while Marseille, seventh with 39 points, visit Lille in the league on Friday.


  • no comments

All comments are reviewed and posted only if approved.
Ammon News reserves the right to delete any comment at any time, and for any reason, and will not publish any comment containing offense or deviating from the subject at hand, or to include the names of any personalities or to stir up sectarian, sectarian or racial strife, hoping to adhere to a high level of the comments as they express The extent of the progress and culture of Ammon News' visitors, noting that the comments are expressed only by the owners.
name : *
show email
comment : *
Verification code : Refresh
write code :