Luis Enrique reacts to Kylian Mbappe's substitution against Marseille

PSG winning 2-0 against Marseille, extended their lead in Ligue 1 to 12 points. As the game reached the 63rd minute, Kylian Mbappe was substituted.

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PSG winning 2-0 against Marseille, extended their lead in Ligue 1 to 12 points. With a low shot past Pau Lopez in the 52nd minute, Vitinha opened the scoring for PSG at the Stade Velodrome.

PSG broke Marseille's 19-game home with an undefeated streak and a late goal from substitute Goncalo Ramos. After defender Lucas Beraldo was sent off for pulling down Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, the PSG were forced to play more than 50 minutes with just 10 men. 

Marseille, captained by Jean-Louis Gasset, felt they had tied the match just before the hour mark when Jordan Veretout netted the ball into the goalpost. However, Luis Henrique was deemed to obstruct Gianluigi Donnarumma's vision, so his efforts were ruled offside.

The game reached the 63rd minute, and Kylian Mbappe, who will join Real Madrid in the summer, was substituted. To retain the Ligue 1 championship, the reigning champions only need ten points from their remaining seven games.

I'm the coach, I make the decisions: Luis Enrique

After the win, some players talked to Primer Video about the match. Danilo Pereira noted the work done by the team as there were only 10 players. "It's always very difficult here. We came here to seek victory. All 10 of us showed what PSG is, a team that fights together. We gave everything we could," he stated.

Vitinha, the match's star player, also spoke with Prime Video, highlighting the effort made after halftime under Luis Enrique's coaching to react in the classic and achieve the victory. "The most crucial aspect is the team. Everyone could see that we didn't start well. The situation worsened when Beraldo was expelled. We need to underline our reaction, our second half with ten men. We played better."

Finally, Luis Enrique was the last to speak for Prime Video, apologizing for his blunders during the match but emphasizing that they were able to overcome such issues on the field. "Today, we made too many mistakes. It's part of football. We have to accept it and go forward." The Spanish coach also commented on Kylian Mbappé's departure and how his decisions are in favour of the team. "It's always the same tune, I'm the coach, I make the decisions and I will continue to do so until my last day here." 

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