Paris Saint-Germain have been held to a irritating 1-1 draw at residence to Monaco as their 100 per cent begin to the Ligue 1 season got here to an finish.
PSG started the primary half nicely on Sunday, however a pinpoint Kevin Volland end previous goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma put the guests forward on the break.
Christophe Galtier’s staff pressed for an equaliser within the second interval and located one when VAR awarded a penalty for a foul on Neymar, who stepped up himself to stroke residence the spot-kick.
The hosts pushed for an anticipated winner, however couldn’t discover one as Monaco held on for some extent.
The defending champions dominated the early possession however fell behind after 20 minutes when Germany worldwide ahead Volland latched onto an Aleksandr Golovin throughball earlier than rifling into the bottom-right nook.
The guests practically had a second earlier than halftime, however Donnarumma scampered throughout his line simply in time to tip Caio Henrique’s curling free kick extensive.
PSG hit the body of the objective twice in fast succession in first-half added time as a Lionel Messi drive rebounded off the left put up straight to Kylian Mbappe, whose first-time effort hit the opposite upright.
Neymar and Renato Sanches each went near levelling, however a mixture of Alexander Nubel and poor ending maintained Monaco’s lead.
Galtier’s males lastly equalised when VAR awarded a penalty for a Guillermo Maripan journey on Neymar and the Brazil worldwide fired residence into the bottom-left nook.
“They closed us down nicely,” PSG captain Marquinhos stated.
“They stopped us bringing the ball out from the again.”
PSG have 10 factors and lead on objective distinction from bitter rivals Marseille and Lens.
Elsewhere, Marseille have been 3-0 winners at southern rivals Good whereas Montpellier netted 5 first-half objectives in a 7-0 victory at Brest.
Striker Moussa Dembele’s towering late header earned fourth-place Lyon a 1-1 draw at Reims.
Promoted Toulouse conceded three second-half objectives in a 3-1 loss at Nantes, Nigeria striker Terem Moffi scored each objectives as Lorient beat Clermont 2-1 at residence, and Troyes defeated Angers 3-1.