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Messi’s PSG ‘Out of Tournament’ of French Cup upon losing with Marseille

Alexis Sanchez put Marseille ahead with a penalty just after half an hour before Sergio Ramos equalized just before half-time. However, Ukraine international Malinowski pulled the home side forward and held on to end a long wait before defeating PSG with his stud Velodrome. “We know our fans have been waiting for this win for a long time. 

Marseille captain Valentin Rongier beat France 3 for the second time in his last 27 meetings with PSG. After that he said: It was the 14-time winner’s second stoppage for PSG after losing to Nice in the round of 16 last season. PSG captain Marquinhos said: “We made some mistakes that cost us a lot of money. “It was a disappointing loss because it was a cup match against a big rival. We have to do better, keep working and move forward.” Igor made his Tudor Marseille one of the favorites for the 11th time, for the first time since 1989. Marseille got off to a slow start after his 3-1 home defeat to Nice on Sunday left them eight points behind leaders PSG.

However, after goalkeeper Pau Lopez prevented Nuno Mendes from taking an early lead and Matteo Guendouzi’s shot was brilliantly saved by Gianluigi Donnarumma, they entered the game. Ramos was the culprit when Marseille rushed forward

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and clumsily fouled Sengiz Ander in the box. Sanchez stepped up and sent Donnarumma the wrong way, scoring his 11th goal in a productive first season since joining his OM from Milan.

Free-kicks from Lionel Messi and Neymar nearly leveled, with Ramos heading into the far corner from a Neymar set-piece in stoppage time. Marseille regained the lead in the 57th minute when a free ball went to Malinowski on the edge of the area and the loaned Atlanta midfielder slammed his left foot into the top corner.

Rarely threatening, PSG almost forced a penalty shootout when Neymar saved Messi cleanly, but the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner just missed out. Ramos scored a try in stoppage time for a clear offside and created an opportunity for Lopez in the straight when Marseille held on.

Leaders Nantes defeated Ligue 1 bottom-placed Angers on penalties on Wednesday after Florent Mollet scored an 87th-minute penalty after drawing 1-1. Lyon also won the penalty shootout against Lille, betting a two-goal lead that ended in a 2-2 draw. Toulouse beat in-form Reims 3-1, while second-division clubs Rodez, Annecy, and Grenoble also qualified for the last eight.

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April 2024