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Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 Saint-Etienne: Mauro Icardi Heads 95th-minute Winner In Frenetic Five-goal Finale In Ligue 1

Paris Saint-Germain and Saint-Etienne saved all the drama for the closing stages as Mauro Icardi nodded the last of five late goals.

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Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 Saint-Etienne: Mauro Icardi Heads 95th-minute Winner In Frenetic Five-goal Finale In Ligue 1
PSG's Kylian Mbappe scores his team's second goal from the penalty spot during the French League One match against St Etienne at Parc Des Princes in Paris, France on Sunday.
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Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 Saint-Etienne: Mauro Icardi Heads 95th-minute Winner In Frenetic Five-goal Finale In Ligue 1
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2021-04-18T18:52:35+05:30

Returning substitute Mauro Icardi gave Paris Saint-Germain a remarkable 3-2 win at home to Saint-Etienne on Sunday to significantly boost the champions' title hopes.

A perplexing encounter was goalless until the 77th minute when Denis Bouanga had Saint-Etienne in front and PSG, beaten in their previous three home Ligue 1 games, facing defeat again.

Kylian Mbappe levelled just 84 seconds later, though, and then won and converted a penalty to seemingly win the match and close to within a point of leaders Lille, held by Montpellier on Friday.

Yet that was far from the end of the drama, with an awful error from stand-in goalkeeper Sergio Rico gifting Romain Hamouma a 92nd-minute equaliser.

Saint-Etienne had just three more minutes to see out to protect a point but allowed Icardi, back after a month out with a thigh strain, to reach Angel Di Maria's cross and nod in to spark jubilant celebrations.


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