Nigerian star scores in 5th consecutive game as he hands Pochettino his first defeat at PSG

Nigerian star scores in 5th consecutive game as he hands Pochettino his first defeat at PSG

- Terem Moffi inspired Lorient to a crucial 3-2 win over PSG

- The 21-year-old picked the ball in his own half and raced down to the visitors' danger zone before sending the ball into the net

- Moffi has now scored five goals in five straight Ligue 1 games this campaign

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Nigeria international Terem Moffi was on target for relegation-battling Lorient in their dramatic 3-2 triumph over French League champions Paris Saint Germain at Stade du Moustoir.

The 21-year-old forward scored a solo goal in the added minutes to render Neymar's brace a mere consolation in the end.

Christophe Pelissier's men were under serious attack from the visitors who were searching for the winner when the game was tied at 2-2.

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But the hosts managed to neutralise the threat and cleared the ball off their danger zone and the Nigerian raced down to PSG's box in a counter-attacking strategy and then put the ball beyond Sergio Rico's reach.

Terem Moffi
Terem Moffi just before scoring the winner for Lorient against PSG on Sunday, January 31. Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP
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His goal against the Parisians means he has scored in five consecutive Ligue 1 encounters this season - starting with Nice, Monaco, Bordeaux, Dijon, and now PSG.

Laurent Abergel opened the scoring for the home team in the 36th minute but on the stroke of half time, Neymar levelled parity through the spot.

The Brazilian completed his brace in the match after converting his second penalty of the game in the 58th minute.

Mauricio Pochettino's men could not hold on to their lead beyond the 80th minute after Yoane Wissa fired his side back into the game.

However, moments before the final whistle, the former K.V. Kortrijk made a brave move and it paid off as they handed Pochettino his first defeat since he took charge of the Paris-based outfit. earlier reported that Super Eagles winger Samuel Kalu was on target for Bordeaux in their 2-1 defeat to Olympique Lyonnais earlier this weekend.

The forward fired home a left-footed shot to restore parity for the visitors in the 55th minute after Karl Toko Ekambi had given the hosts the lead in the 32nd-minute of the meeting.

But, the game at the Groupama stadium took a different turn after Leo Dubois scored a late winner in the 92nd-minute and put the game beyond Jean-Louis Gasset's side.


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