Saint-Germain wins the French “Classico”… and Mbappe comes out angry

Paris Saint-Germain, which completed its match with its traditional rival, Marseille, in “El Clásico” with ten players from the 40th minute, decided the result in its favor 2-0, on Sunday in the twenty-seventh round of the French Football Championship.

The match saw Kylian Mbappe leave angrily and did not sit on the bench and went straight to the changing rooms after he was substituted in the 64th minute, noting that reports linked him to Real Madrid to be a player in their ranks during the summer after his contract with the Parisian team expired.

Portuguese Vitinha scored the first goal in the 53rd minute following a pass from international winger Ousmane Dembele, before Portuguese Goncalo Ramos added the second in the 85th minute.

Saint-Germain raised its score at the top of the standings to 62 points, comfortably ahead of second-placed Brest, who has 50 points.

Marseille failed to break its Gordian knot against the capital team at home, as it has not been able to achieve a victory at its Velodrome stadium since beating it 3-0 on November 27, 2011.

Saint-Germain also inflicted the first loss on Marseille at home after a series of 19 matches in which the Mediterranean team did not lose a single match in various competitions.

It is the third loss in a row for Marseille after falling to Rennes 0-2 in the league in the final stage and to Villarreal 1-3 in the European League before activity stopped during the international window.

On the other hand, Saint-Germain has maintained its unbeaten record in the league since its defeat to Nice (2-3) last September 15.

Marseille, led by its veteran Gabonese top scorer Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, applied pressure at the beginning of the match without succeeding in scoring against Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.

After Brazilian defender Lucas Peraldo received the first yellow card after a quarter of an hour, the referee sent him off with a red card immediately after he intercepted Aubameyang alone in the goal (40), so his team completed the match with ten players.

However, Marseille failed to take advantage of their opponent’s numerical deficiency, and Saint-Germain even succeeded in opening the scoring through Vitinha, before Portuguese Goncalo Ramos delivered the final blow five minutes before the end of the match.

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