Hakimi’s injury-time goal seals PSG’s seventh straight league win
Achraf Hakimi scored a dramatic injury-time goal as Paris St-Germain maintained their winning start to the Ligue 1 season with victory at Metz.
Hakimi curled into the bottom corner in the 95th minute for his second strike of the match to make it seven straight wins for Mauricio Pochettino’s side.
The Morocco right-back had put PSG ahead after just five minutes.
Centre-back Boubakar Kouyate headed in from a corner to bring bottom side Metz level before half-time.
But the hosts, reduced to 10 men in added time when captain Dylan Bronn was sent off for a second yellow card for kicking the ball away, were unable to hold out for a hard-earned point as Hakimi finished from Neymar’s pass.
It is not known if he will be fit to feature against Montpellier on Saturday – or in Tuesday’s home Champions League meeting with Manchester City.
PSG made their dominant start count through Hakimi’s opener, which was confirmed by goalline technology after defender Matthieu Udol had blocked Mauro Icardi’s shot, but fell short of repeating his heroics.
Metz were rewarded for their positive response as Kouyate’s powerful header beat Keylor Navas six minutes before the break, leaving PSG’s perfect league record under threat until the very last minute.
16OukidjaBooked at 90mins
18CentonzeBooked at 90mins
2BronnBooked at 90mins
20GueyeSubstituted forBoulayaat 67′minutes
19MaïgaBooked at 68mins
14PajotSubstituted forTraoreat 90+3′minutes
26YadeBooked at 19minsSubstituted forNiakatéat 67′minutes
7NianeSubstituted forde Prévilleat 66′minutes
25Tavares MendesBooked at 69minsSubstituted forDraxlerat 81′minutes
12RafinhaSubstituted forHerreraat 65′minutes
18WijnaldumSubstituted forDi Maríaat 65′minutes
10NeymarBooked at 90mins
Match ends, Metz 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.
Second Half ends, Metz 1, Paris Saint Germain 2.
Alexandre Oukidja (Metz) is shown the yellow card.
Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card.
Goal! Metz 1, Paris Saint Germain 2. Achraf Hakimi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Neymar.