PSG Disappoints in Ligue 1 Debut with Goalless Draw Against Lorient

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Paris Saint-Germain Disappoints in French League Debut, Draws Goalless Against Lorient in Home Match, with Portuguese Player Gonçalo Ramos Making his Debut and Playing the Full 90 Minutes for the Parisians.

Apart from Ramos, whose starting position was surprising due to his recent transfer from Benfica, PSG didn’t feature its two biggest stars as expected: Kylian Mbappé and Neymar, who still have the possibility of leaving the club in this summer transfer window.

In coach Luis Enrique’s first official game, PSG dominated with 75% ball possession, but managed only two shots on target, one of them from Gonçalo Ramos in the eighth minute, which was denied by a fantastic save from Swiss goalkeeper Yvon Mvogo.

In the lineup of the French champions, who started the league on the wrong foot, two more Portuguese players were fielded: Danilo Pereira, who captained the team and played the full 90 minutes alongside Ramos, and midfielder Vitinha, who was substituted in the 68th minute for Spanish player Fabian Ruiz.

Hours before this match, a goal from Portuguese forward Vitinha completed the comeback and secured Marseille’s victory over Reims with a score of 2-1 at Vélodrome.

The former Sporting de Braga forward started the match and scored in the 73rd minute, securing the home team’s triumph and earning himself the title of the best player on the field after the game.

Before Vitinha’s precise shot, Japanese player Ito had given Reims the lead in the 10th minute, but Ounahi, who made an impression in the last World Cup while representing Morocco, equalized in the 23rd minute.

In this early phase of the season, Marseille could potentially face Sporting de Braga in the playoff for a spot in the UEFA Champions League group stage, provided they overcome Panathinaikos in the third qualifying round (the Greeks hold a 1-0 lead after the first leg), and Sporting de Braga confirms their advancement against Backa Topola (Portuguese team leading 3-0 after the first leg).”

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