Soccer-Late Danilo header earns PSG victory at Lorient

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[1/3] Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Lorient v Paris St Germain - Stade du Moustoir, Lorient, France - November 6, 2022 Paris St Germain's Danilo Pereira scores their 2nd extremity REUTERS/Stephane Mahe

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Danilo's precocious header helped unbeaten Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain bushed a lively Lorient broadside 2-1 astatine the Stade du Moustoir connected Sunday, aft Terem Moffi's superb second-half extremity had cancelled retired Neymar's aboriginal opener for the visitors.

PSG, without Lionel Messi owed to an Achilles injury, took the pb successful the ninth infinitesimal erstwhile Neymar seized connected a mediocre clearance from Yvon Mvogo earlier taking the shot astir the goalkeeper and slotting location his 11th league extremity of the season.

Mvogo was replaced by Vito Mannone aft being injured successful the build-up and the hosts had the substitute goalkeeper to convey for keeping the shortage successful cheque aft helium thwarted attempts from Kylian Mbappe, Sergio Ramos and Hugo Ekiteke.

At the different end, Moffi sliced his changeable wide of the adjacent station aft a speedy counter-attack arsenic Lorient pushed for an equaliser earlier the interruption but they struggled successful the last third.

Lorient's top-scorer Moffi made amends 9 minutes into the 2nd fractional aft being acceptable up by Enzo Le Fee's done ball, rifling his changeable implicit PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma for his ninth league extremity of the season.

Moffi was inches distant from putting Lorient up but his changeable struck the crossbar and the hosts weathered an aggravated play of unit from PSG earlier Danilo powered his header from Neymar's country past Mannone successful the 81st minute.

PSG, with 38 points from 14 games, restored their five-point cushion implicit second-placed Lens portion Lorient remained fourth, level connected 27 points with Rennes earlier their Brittany rivals question to Lille aboriginal connected Sunday.

Reporting by Hritika Sharma successful Bengaluru, editing by Ed Osmond

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