Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) faced their first home setback since September as they settled for a 2-2 draw against third-placed Brest in Ligue 1. Despite taking a 2-0 lead at halftime with goals from Marco Asensio and Randel Kolo Muani, PSG struggled in the second half. Brest, with a resilient performance, equalized with Danilo Pereira’s own goal and Mathias Pereira Lage’s late back-heeled finish. PSG’s frustration was compounded by Bradley Barcola’s late red card.
Brest, continuing their impressive form, dominated possession and chances, extending their unbeaten streak to 10 matches. PSG, however, delivered a subpar performance, and their star player Kylian Mbappe was notably ineffective. The draw leaves PSG six points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table, while Brest closes the gap on second-placed Nice to three points.
In a surprising turn, Brest’s defense effectively neutralized Mbappe, who had scored 10 goals in the previous six games. Despite PSG’s dominance at home this season, Brest showcased a resilient display, denying PSG’s usual attacking prowess.
PSG Gives Up Two-Goal Lead, Settles for 2-2 Draw Against Brest
Paris St Germain faced disappointment as they surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2 at home against Brest. Despite goals from Marco Asensio and Randal Kolo Muani in the first half, PSG struggled to control the game. Brest capitalized on PSG’s lapse, with Danilo Pereira’s own goal and Mathias Pereira Lage’s back-heeled finish securing a comeback.
PSG’s manager, Luis Enrique, expressed frustration with the loss of control in the second half, describing it as one of the worst performances of the season. The draw keeps PSG at the top of Ligue 1 with 44 points, six ahead of Nice, while Brest holds the third position with 35 points.
The match showcased a tale of two halves for PSG, with a stellar first half followed by a lackluster second. Brest’s resilience and attacking prowess, especially in the second half, highlighted PSG’s vulnerability. Despite their frustration, PSG remains in a strong position in the league, but the draw raises concerns about their consistency.
The French Cup last-16 clash between PSG and Brest adds further anticipation to their upcoming fixtures, with Brest eager to prove their mettle against one of the top teams in the league.