Participant rankings as Messi & Ramos log off with defeat

Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos stated farewell to Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday, trying out after a 3-2 loss to Clermont Foot.

The veteran centre-back opened the scoring on the night and Kylian Mbappe added a second from the penalty spot, however PSG by no means regarded good worth for his or her lead and conceded twice earlier than half-time.

The guests, who additionally missed a penalty, added a 3rd after the break and held on for a much-deserved victory towards the league leaders.

Clermont Foot thought that they had taken an early lead as Grejohn Kyei snuck in on the again publish and scuffed an effort past Gianluigi Donnarumma, however a prolonged VAR verify justified the wait because the officers noticed a handball and chalked the hassle off.

It was a gradual begin to the sport from PSG, who needed to wait till the thirteenth minute for his or her first actual sight of aim. Messi weaved his means into the field and poked an effort in direction of aim however couldn’t beat Mory Diaw, who acquired down low to disclaim Mbappe moments later.

With the strain constructing, PSG took the lead because the departing Ramos leapt highest to move into the underside nook 16 minutes in, simply as a tribute to injured goalkeeper Sergio Rico, who wears the quantity 16, started within the stands.

The prospect to double that benefit got here quickly after when Achraf Hakimi was tripped within the field, and predictably, Mbappe made no mistake from 12 yards to tighten his grip on the Meilleur Buteur.

Marco Verratti gifted Clermont a aim again with a painfully under-hit backpass which allowed Johan Gastien to slip in and convert within the twenty fourth minute, and Muhammed Cham ought to have equalised instantly after however couldn’t steer his effort on track.

An ungainly volley from Hugo Ekitike went crusing over the bar earlier than Clermont have been awarded a penalty of their very own for a handball from Warren Zaire-Emery, however Kyei despatched his spot kick hovering effectively broad of the publish.

The equaliser got here with maybe the ultimate kick of the primary half as Donnarumma spilled a save proper on the toes of Mahdi Zeffane, who bundled dwelling to tie issues up – the least Clermont deserved in a wonderful first half.

Mbappe kicked off the second half by squaring for Messi to provide the Argentine a straight shot on aim, however he despatched his effort blazing over the bar and missed the possibility to seal his farewell with a aim.

That profligacy was punished as Clermont took the lead shortly after the hour mark. Elbasan Rashani’s cross cut up the PSG defence completely and Kyei made up for his penalty miss to faucet dwelling from contained in the six-yard field.

Whereas each groups refused to down instruments, it grew to become apparently that neither was ready to make that additional push in a sport which had nothing on the road for both facet, and Clermont held on for a well-known, albeit meaningless, victory.

GK: Gianluigi Donnarumma – 2/10 – Unconvincing with the ball at his toes. Needed to bail himself out of self-inflicted bother far too many occasions, and did not cowl himself in glory for both aim within the first half.

CB: Danilo Pereira – 4/10 – Struggled up towards Clermont’s relentless excessive press. Could not take care of the tempo.

CB: Sergio Ramos – 6/10 – A usually highly effective header to bid farewell to the membership. Ought to’ve performed higher for the third aim.

CB: El Chadaille Bitshiabu – 3/10 – Focused by Clermont and often torn aside. His inexperience actually confirmed right here.

RM: Warren Zaire-Emery – 5/10 – Put himself about however the teen shouldn’t be a wing-back and clearly did not know easy methods to play the place adequately.

CM: Marco Verratti – 4/10 – An enormous mistake for Clermont’s first aim. Seemed a bit off the tempo.

CM: Vitinha – 7/10 – Spectacular with the ball at his toes. Bagged an help.

LM: Achraf Hakimi – 6/10 – Acquired ahead effectively and gained the penalty, however switched off defensively as Clermont equalised earlier than half-time.

AM: Lionel Messi – 6/10 – Harmful within the early phases however noticed his impression fade as time progressed.

ST: Hugo Ekitike – 5/10 – Tried to get in the best positions however appeared to lack each the composure and talent wanted to take advantage of these alternatives.

ST: Kylian Mbappe – 7/10 – Not his strongest efficiency however nonetheless discovered the again of the online and will have added one or two extra.


Carlos Soler (57′ for Ekitike) – 5/10

Renato Sanches (57′ for Vitinha) – 5/10

Alexandre Letellier (80′ for Donnarumma) – N/A

Marquinhos (80′ for Bitshiabu) – N/A

Ismael Gharbi (88′ for Danilo) – N/A)

Subs not used: Lavallee, Pembele, Nhaga


Christophe Galtier – 5/10 – Had his arms tied with accidents which made his crew choice very tough, however acquired his ways mistaken together with his dedication to play out from the again. This group of gamers was not up for the duty.

GK: Mory Diaw (7); CB: Alidu Seidu (6); CB: Mateusz Wieteska (7); CB: Maximiliano Caufriez (6); RM: Mahdi Zeffane (7); CM: Maxime Gonalons (7); CM: Johan Gastien (8); LM: Neto Borges (6); AM: Muhammed Cham (7); AM: Elbasan Rashani (8); ST: Grejohn Kyei (7)

Substitutes: Jim Allevinah (6), Yohann Magnin (6), Saif-Eddine Khaoui (6), Komnen Andric (N/A), Florent Ogier (N/A)

Participant of the match – Johan Gastien (Clermont Foot)