Paris Saint Germain emerged victorious in their Match Day 31 showdown against Lens in Ligue 1. K._Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG in the 31st minute (1:0) with a great strike. Not to be outdone, Vitinha followed suit with another goal just 6 minutes later (2:0). Then, L._Messi sealed the deal by making it 3-0 before halftime (3:0). P._Frankowski managed to pull one back for Lens midway through the second half (3:1), but it was too little too late as PSG took home all three points on this day.
Paris Saint Germain
Gianluigi Donnarumma (rating 7.7)
Brice Samba (rating 5.9)
Paris Saint Germain
J. Bernat (N. Mendes, 77)
F. Sotoca (A. Thomasson, 46)
Paris Saint Germain dominated the possession in their match against Lens, with 62% of the ball. They had 13 shots on target and 7 on goal, with Kylian Mbappé standing out as being particularly active in terms of shots. Lens also made 14 shots on target, but only managed to get 7 on goal – Loïs Openda proving to be the most successful at getting his efforts on target.
Fabián Ruiz of Paris Saint Germain had a pass accuracy of 96%, completing 120 passes throughout the match. His opponent, Seko Fofana from Lens, was even more successful in passing the ball, with an accuracy rate of 97% and 76 total passes. In terms of key passes, Lionel Messi from Paris Saint Germain made 3 while Florian Sotoca from Lens made 4. It is clear that both teams put in a lot of effort to move the ball around and create scoring opportunities.
Paris Saint Germain and Lens have been competing in a tight race this season, with each team having a total of 11 interceptions. Nuno Mendes leads the way for Paris Saint Germain with 2 interceptions, while Przemysław Frankowski has the most out of Lens’ players with 2 as well. Marquinhos has 1 interception for Paris Saint Germain and Jonathan Gradit has 2 for Lens. With only 3 interceptions separating both teams, it looks like this race will go down to the wire!
Marquinhos and Seko Fofana are the top contenders for face-to-face fights for the ball in their respective teams. Marquinhos, of Paris Saint Germain, has won 6 such fights while Seko Fofana, of Lens, has won 7. Both players have demonstrated their competitive spirit and determination to win by engaging in these physical battles on the field. As two of the most active players on the pitch, they are a force to be reckoned with when it comes to fighting for possession.
- M. Haidara (Lens) at 87 minute
- S. Abdul Samed (Lens) at 19 minute
Penalties in a match:
- P. Frankowski (Lens) at 60 minute
The last five games (including this match):
- Paris Saint Germain – WWLWW
- Lens – LWWWW
Top 5 Ligue 1 scorers:
- K. Mbappe (20, Paris Saint Germain)
- Alexandre Lacazette (19, Lyon)
- Jonathan David (19, Lille)
- Folarin Balogun (17, Reims)
- Wissam Ben Yedder (17, Monaco)
- Paris Saint Germain will play with Angers. April 21 at 19:00 (UTC), on Stade Raymond-Kopa.
- Lens will play with Monaco. April 22 at 19:00 (UTC), on Stade Bollaert-Delelis.