Hakimi brace maintains PSG’s unbeaten run


Achraf Hakimi netted a brace to help Paris Saint-Germain maintain their unbeaten start to the season.

PSG are yet to taste defeat in Ligue 1 this season after the Moroccan helped stage a dramatic 2-1 victory against FC Metz on Wednesday evening.

Mauricio Potchetino saw his team take the lead through the wing back just five minutes into the game, but Boubakar Kouyate equalised just before half time for the home side.

The visitors were handed a big boost in the 46th minute when Dylan Bronn received a straight red card leaving the hosts with 10 men for the remaining 44 minutes.

Hakimi would later make Metz pay deep into the referee’s added time, netting his second of the night in the 95th minute of added to ensure that Pochettino’s charges earned another victory and remained unbeaten in France’s top-flight.

They have now won all seven of their opening games and scored 20 goals in the process.

Up next for the Parisians is a home game against Montpellier at the Parc des Princes on Saturday evening.

Argentinian star Lionel Messi is still in search of his first PSG goal since joining the French giants from FC Barcelona.

He was absent in Wednesday’s victory with Potchetino clarifying that he sustained an injury in their last clash against Olympique Lyonnais.

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By Prince Sobayeni