With a stunning cannonball, the PSG and Atlas Lions international defender gave Paris Saint-Germain the lead, freeing his team-mates who then managed the rest of the game with complete peace of mind during this PSG-OM classic.
Achraf Hakimi opened the scoring eight minutes after the kick-off of the classico that took place tonight at the Parc des Princes during the 6th week of the French Ligue 1. An anthology goal, from a free kick from 25 meters, which did not give the OM goalkeeper a chance.
🎯😍 Hakimi’s masterful free kick!
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Déjà vu, however. This amazing performance is actually a specialty of Hakimi which was revealed during the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon in 2022. The former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star actually scored two goals from the same position with the same precision. When he returned to PSG after the end of CAN, all fans of the Parisian team expected answers during Ligue 1 and Champions League matches, but Messi stuck to his mission.
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Randal Kolo Muani (37th) and a double from Gonçalo Ramos (57th and 89th) sealed the scoring in favor of the Parisians. The Marseilles were unable to get back into the game. At the final whistle, PSG, the clear winners (4-0), seem well on their way to defending their title this season.
Ranked fourth and seventh respectively in the Ligue 1 Uber Eats rankings, Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique de Marseille are gearing up for one of the most anticipated matches of the season. The French Classico is awaited by tens of millions of viewers. Since the start of the season, PSG have recorded 1 loss, 2 wins and 2 draws, while OM have won two games and drawn three. During their last meeting on February 26, PSG won the match by 3 goals to 0.