What a result for Troyes!! That early penalty, calmly dispatched by Tardieu, locked up the sides at 2-2, and the visitors hung on to claim a vital point at the home of the champions.
VAR came to their rescue to disallow a Neymar winner that the on-field referee had given.
But Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG side couldn’t break down Estac and frustratingly recorded their third consecutive draw.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (4-2-3-1): Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Danilo Pereira, Marco Verratti; Angel di Maria, Lionel Messi, Neymar; Kylian Mbappe.
TROYES (5-4-1): Jessy Moulin; Issa Kabore, Giulian Biancone, Erik Palmer-Brown, Abdu Conte, Yasser Larouci; Renaud Ripart, Florian Tardieu, Rominigue Kouame, Xavier Chavalerin; Ike Ugbo.
PSG, take an early lead!!! Di Maria swings a cross in from the right, and PSG has three men in the six-yard box waiting for it. It falls to Marquinhos, who strokes the ball beyond a hapless Moulin and into an empty net! 1-0 already, and the champions are off and running!
Neymar buries the penalty in the corner, past the unmoved Moulin, and PSG race into a 2-0 lead from 12 yards.
Troyes have one back!!! An under-pressure Mendes is intercepted by Ugbo, who strolls into the box and smashes a shot across Navas and into the far corner!!! 2-1, and Troyes’ pressing pays off with a goal.
How cool!!!! Tardieu waltzes up to the ball and panenka’s his penalty beyond Navas and into the net!!! 2-2, game on, and Troyes are fired up in this second half.
So, what’s next?
A point is no loss to PSG, who have been uncatchable at the top of Ligue 1 for quite some time now, but for Troyes, it’s another vital step away from the drop zone.
They stay 15th but are now six points clear of the bottom three and are all but safe following a fantastic performance in the French capital.
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