Stats & Facts: FC Metz - Paris Saint-Germain

Match in numbers

All the key stats to emerge from Wednesday's dramatic Ligue 1 win.


That's seven wins from season for this season, the second time the club has achieved the feat after 2018/19. 

Away from home, it's 12 straight league wins, their longest such run since February 2018.

Achraf Hakimi UNPLAYABLE

The summer arrival scored in a friendly in pre-season and against Troyes, registered assists against Brest and Reims, and now has a brace to his name. Five minutes in, he followed up after Icardi's effort had been stopped before smashing home the winner from a Neymar Jr pass five minutes into added time.


Hakimi's late goal came after Mauro Icardi headed a last-gasp winner against Lyon to secure a win by the same 2-1 scoreline. It was the third time in Paris' last seven wins against Metz that they have decided the result in  additional time (3-2, 18 April 2017, 1-0, 16 September 2020, and 2-1 yesterday).

Paris have scored early too, netting twice inside the opening five minutes in Ligue 1: Icardi against Strasbourg in the 3rd minute and Hakimi against Metz after five.


That's now 20 goals in seven league games for Mauricio Pochettino's men, and Neymar Jr was heavily involved against Metz.

He had three shots, two saved by the Metz goalkeeper, three passes before a shot and the assist for Hakimi's goal. Overall: 100 touches, 14 duels contested (a match-high), five crosses (another match-high), and won back possession eight times (only Danilo Pereira did better). 
The Paris number 10 has been involved in 16 goals in his last 16 Ligue 1 starts (10 goals, six assists).