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PSG beats Metz as Achraf Hakimi nets second late in stoppage time

Achraf Hakimi struck deep in stoppage time to earn Paris St Germain a 2-1 victory at bottom side Metz on Wednesday and maintain their perfect Ligue 1 record this season.


The Morocco full-back scored after five minutes and added his second five minutes into added time to put PSG on 21 points from seven games, three days after the capital side beat Lyon by the same scoreline thanks to another winning goal in the dying seconds.


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PSG lead second-placed Marseille, who drew 0-0 at Angers and have a game in hand, by seven points.


Metz, who finished with 10 men after Dylan Bronn picked up a second yellow card in the last minute, have three points from seven games.


PSG players celebrate after scoring a goal against Metz in Ligue 1

In Metz, PSG were without Lionel Messi after the Argentine forward was ruled out with a bruised knee, but Hakimi stepped up.


He opened the scoring by firing home after Mauro Icardi's attempt had been deflected into his path by Matthieu Udol.


PSG were caught cold six minutes before the break when Boubakar Kouyate headed home from Lamine Gueye's cross as the hosts made the most of the little possession they enjoyed.


Neymar went close on a couple of occasions but the Brazil striker failed to score and Metz stayed in contention until the last minute when Bronn was shown his second yellow card for time-wasting.


Five minutes later, Hakimi curled a superb shot into the net after being set up by Neymar, giving Mauricio Pochettino's side all three points after another below-par performance.

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