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Draxler's late goal gives depleted PSG first Ligue 1 win of season


Julian Draxler scored in added time on Wednesday night to give depleted Paris Saint-Germain their first league win of the season, 1-0 at home against Metz.


PSG, who started the game seriously depleted, were reduced to 10 men after 65 minutes when central defender Abdou Diallou collected a second yellow card and his club's fourth of the season.


Another star attacker, Kylian Mbappe, remains in coronavirus quarantine while Thilo Kehrer and Marco Verratti are injured.


But striker Mauro Icardi, centreback Marquinhos and goalie Keylor Navas returned after spells in quarantine.


PSG had opened the season with two defeats for the first time since 1984/85, losing by one goal to Lens and then Marseille.


They again dominated possession on Wednesday but lacked a cutting edge until Draxler pounced in the dying seconds and saved them from starting a season goalless in three goalless for the first time in their 50-year history.






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