Bordeaux 0-1 PSG: Sarabia goal helps PSG move to second

Mauricio Pochettino-Tottenham Hotspur

Les Parisiens picked up a crucial win to get closer to table leaders Lille.

PSG have edged out Bordeaux 1-0 away to move to second in the league table and they are only two points behind Lille.

Pablo Sarabia scored the only goal of the game and that too came early on in the first half as Paris Saint Germain cruised to a narrow win.

PSG’s attack looked less threatening on paper, with Kylian Mbappe getting rested ahead of the Champions League clash against Barcelona next week. Moise Kean missed the game after testing positive for Coronavirus.

Mauro Icardi started in the striker position and Rafinha was also given the nod by Mauricio Pochettino to start the game.

Sarabia’s strike marked his fifth goal in Ligue 1 this season and once again he made full use of the opportunity to reinstate his importance to the side. The Spaniard hasn’t got going ever since he moved from Sevilla but he always proved to be an important squad player.

With Keane and Neymar not expected to feature for the next week’s clash against Barca, Pochettino will likely turn to Sarabia.

The Argentine has made an impressive start at Parc Des Princes and tonight’s win has put his side second in the leaders’ table with 60 points, a point ahead of Lyon.

Sitting comfortably with a 4-0 advantage in the aggregate against the Catalan club, PSG’s chances of advancing to the next round is more likely.