In the Parc des Princes, which was damp due to the rain that fell on the capital, the Paris Saint-Germain team received the Stade Brestois as part of the seventh day of the French League. Troy Friday evening, Ile de France had the opportunity to continue its winning streak and thus regain its throne in the league. Meanwhile, Bretons had to restart on a complex ground after three unsuccessful matches and conceded 14 goals (including 7 at home against Montpellier). To reassure himself defensively, Michel Der Zakarian pulled out the defense at 3 with Herrell, captain Chardonnay and Brassier, while Slimani and Honorat formed the attacking duo in the midfield 5-3-2. Christophe Gallettier aligned his usual 3-4-1-2 with just one minor change compared to the eleven that beat Juventus last Tuesday (2-1), with Danilo signed into the hinge at 3 in place of Marquinhos. Neymar and Mbappe took their place in front of playmaker Messi at the front of the attack. The two teams did not need a round of control: from the sixth minute, Danilo Bezot alerted with a header that was blocked by the defense, before two interesting chances from Honorat (10, 17). Neymar (11) and Mbappe (13) also appeared offensively, but without finding the opponent’s frame.
Paris Saint-Germain is believed to be in numerical superiority after the red directed at Herrell, guilty of interfering as the last defender on Neymar, the referee ruled out thanks to the video assistant referee and gave reason to the Brest defender (27). A few minutes later, Neymar took advantage of a superb pass from Messi to deceive the Dutch goalkeeper (1-0, 30). The SB29 team had the opportunity to return to the locker room with one goal behind, although Mbappe scored an offside goal (45) before falling to good Pezzot (45 + 2). In the second half, the pace did not drop, even if the Parisians had already controlled the match. After a LM30 (50) header and KM7 (58th place) wasted, Fadega was awarded a penalty after a muscular Kimpembe intervention to introduce Slimani, but the Algerian international saw his shot at 11m with a superb tap from. Donnarumma (71), who for the second time was marked by a recovery in the distant position of the Algerian. Despite dominating the entire meeting, the visitors proved to be very powerful in the face of the opponent’s attacks, which often lacked subtlety in the last gesture. However, locals can blow the final whistle and win by the smallest margins (1-0). In the standings, Paris Saint-Germain is the interim leader while awaiting Olympique de Marseille, which hosts LOSC on Saturday evening at the Orange Velodrome. Brest, who has lost for the fourth time this season, remains 17th – and thus relegated for the first time – and could lose places should they score well from Strasbourg or Angers on Sunday afternoon.