Paris Saint-Germain picked up a 3-2 win over Stade Brestois on Sunday at the Stade Francis Le Blé. However, toward the end of the match, before the game-winning penalty kick by Kylian Mbappé, there was a scrum.
The 24-year-old got into an altercation with Jonas Martin before taking the penalty kick. After missing and scoring on the rebound, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner quieted the crowd.
In his postgame interview, Brest manager Eric Roy stated that the behavior of PSG’s players at the end of the match was laughable.
“It’s a bit ridiculous,” Roy said (h/t Paris Fans). “The attitude of some Parisians was ridiculous. They don’t need to add more. They won the match, well done. Congratulations. When you are a high-level player, when you are there around the table, at the top, we have all experienced that when you are on the outside, you get heckled.
“And even today, much less than in our time. Fortunately, the atmosphere here is friendly; of course, it is for his team, but it is healthy. There are many stages where it could have degenerated. Frankly, there needs to be some thought about it, and there are things you shouldn’t do when you’re a high-level player. We won’t say more, but in any case, that’s my opinion.”
It was an ugly win for PSG. Nonetheless, they came away with the victory, a sign that good teams are pulling out results even when they might not deserve it. PSG now sits one point away from OGC Nice, who sits atop the Ligue 1 table with 22 points.
The capital club will now turn the page and face Montpellier on Friday before preparing to head to the San Siro to face AC Milan.