Brazilians help PSG to ‘Classique’ win over Marseille as Lucas Moura nearly scores golazo
Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilians came to the forefront on Sunday evening as Maxwell scored the opening goal in their 2-0 derby win over Marseille, whilst Thiago Silva and Lucas Moura impressed.
The match dubbed ‘Le Classique’ was an entertaining affair but goalless until Maxwell was afforded space and time in the box and fired in the opener.
Uruguayan Edinson Cavani added a second but it was Moura who stole the show and nearly scored a spectacular goal.
The Brazilian has struggled for form at times since moving to Parc des Princes but in flashes the 21-year-old has showed his potential.
He showed his talents in the 59th minute when in one dribble he burst past various Marseille players, taking six opponents out of the game, to run through on goal.
Unfortunately he was denied by Rod Fanni as although the Brazilian chipped past goalkeeper Steve Mandanda, the defender cleared Moura’s effort off the line.
The ‘nearly goal’ evoked memories of efforts from Diego Maradona and Lionel Messi but despite Moura being denied he had an excellent match and was arguably man of the match.
Although he failed to register a goal or assist according to statistics site Whoscored.com he made eight successful dribbles and had two key passes, only Zlatan Ibrahimović had more in the whole match.
Skipper Silva was in imperious form too. He and former Chelsea defender Alex ensured their side kept another clean sheet and added to their chances of retaining the Ligue 1 title.
The story of the match however was undoubtedly Moura’s sensational solo run and the young Brazilian will hope to start producing more magical moments consistently now.