Toulouse 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain (Aug 19, 2023) Game Analysis – ESPN

Kylian Mbappe scored from the penalty spot 11 minutes into his return for Paris Saint-Germain but the defending champions had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Toulouse in their Ligue 1 clash on Saturday.
Mbappe came off the bench to bury a spot-kick he earned just past the hour mark, but Toulouse equalised with a penalty of their own via Zakaria Aboukhlal four minutes from the end.
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Mbappe was reinstated into PSG’s first team after being omitted for their season opening draw with Lorient and frozen out of the main squad for weeks amid an ongoing contract stand-off.
Ousmane Dembele also made his debut, following his move from Barcelona, when he was introduced off the bench.

“We had a good rhythm in the first 60 minutes,” PSG manager Luis Enrique said. “The opponent barely came close to our goal.
“After the goal, we entered a phase a bit more crazy with a lack of control. I know many people don’t like possession, but I love that. We must have even more possession, we must create even more chances, and above all we must prevent the opponent from creating them.”
The visitors had the ball in the back of the net through 17-year-old midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery early in the second period, but his effort was disallowed for offside.
PSG were awarded their penalty on 58 minutes when Rasmus Nicolaisen brought down Mbappe in the box and following a Video Assistant Referee check, the latter buried his spot kick.
Toulouse were awarded their penalty as Achraf Hakimi fouled Aboukhlal and the latter got up to earn his side a deserved point.
In Saturday’s earlier game, new signing Mousa Al-Tamari scored a brace of goals as Montpellier cruised to a 4-1 win at Lyon.
Information from the Associated Press was used in this report.







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