European roundup: Mbappé saves PSG at the last, Juventus slump to defeat

Paris Saint-Germain kept themselves in the hunt for a fourth successive Ligue 1 title when Mauro Icardi scored in the dying seconds of stoppage time to secure a dramatic 3-2 home win over St Étienne. Icardi headed home a cross from his fellow substitute Ángel di María to cap a seesawing climax with all five goals scored in the final 15 minutes.

Kylian Mbappé missed three chances before the visitors punished the home side’s profligacy when Denis Bouanga superbly steered in a cross from the left. But Mbappé equalised 30 seconds later with a deft finish from close range then fired PSG ahead with an 87th-minute penalty after he was brought down by the goalkeeper Etienne Green.

The home side’s joy was short-lived, however, as Romain Hamouma levelled with a tap-in after Sergio Rico failed to deal with Bouanga’s shot from the edge of the penalty area. It looked like it was not going to be PSG’s day when Di Maria rattled the post with an inswinging corner but the Argentine curled in a cross from the right moments later for Icardi to head home. The result left PSG second on 69 points from 33 games, one behind leaders Lille who were held to a 1-1 draw by Montpellier on Friday.

In Italy, Juventus slipped to a last-gasp defeat at Atalanta, who leapfrogged the champions into third place in Serie A. Missing Cristiano Ronaldo due to injury, Juventus struggled to break down the in-form hosts and were forced to defend for much of the second half.

It looked as though they had done enough to hold on for a point, but the substitute Ruslan Malinovskyi snatched a fifth successive league win for Serie A’s top scorers in the 87th minute, sparking wild scenes of celebration among Gian Piero Gasperini’s team.

Milan secured their first home win in the league for over two months with a nervy 2-1 victory over Genoa to boost their hopes of a top-four finish. With their top scorer, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, suspended Milan took the lead in spectacular fashion through Ante Rebic in the 13th minute but Mattia Destro’s header against his former club levelled things up before half-time.

Milan struggled to break down the visitors after the break but got a stroke of luck when Gianluca Scamacca put through his own net in the 68th minute to edge the hosts back in front. Stefano Pioli’s men dug in to move on to 66 points from 31 games.

In Germany, Erling Haaland scored twice in four minutes to end his seven-game goal drought and help Borussia Dortmund to a 4-1 win over Werder Bremen that cut the gap to the Champions League places to four points.

The Norway international struck his first goal in the 34th minute with a penalty to put the hosts in front. Werder had taken a 14th minute lead through Milot Rashica only for Giovanni Reyna to level in the 29th with a powerful shot. Haaland then tapped in his 23rd league goal of the season in the 38th to complete Dortmund’s comeback. Mats Hummels’s late header made it 4-1.

Bayern Munich have condemned their head coach, Hansi Flick, for revealing he wants to leave at the end of the season. Flick told the Bundesliga champions he wanted to get out of his contract at the end of the current campaign following their midweek Champions League exit to Paris St Germain and went public with it in a press conference after Saturday’s 3-2 league win over Wolfsburg.

A club statement on the official website read: “Hansi Flick and FC Bayern had agreed to place the focus on the matches against VfL Wolfsburg, Bayer 04 Leverkusen (20 April) and 1 FSV Mainz 05 (24 April), in order not to disrupt the concentration of the whole club on these three important matches.

“FC Bayern disapproves of the unilateral communications issued by Hansi Flick and will continue talks after the match at Mainz, as agreed.”

Flick has guided Bayern to a historic treble and is in the running to replace Joachim Low, who will step down as Germany national team boss after this summer’s European Championships.

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