PSG 4-1 Monaco: Mbappe scores double, Neymar and Sarabia one each

PSG 4-1 Monaco_Mbappe scores double, Neymar and Sarabia one each

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain beat Monaco 4-1 in a rescheduled game to move eight points clear at the top of Ligue 1. Three days after playing out a 3-3 draw at Parc des Princes, the teams met again at Stade Louis II in a rearranged match, but PSG dominated this encounter.

PSG vs Monaco – Mbappe scored braces

Both teams picked up where they left off after Sunday’s thrilling encounter in Paris, Keylor Navas and Benjamin Lecomte making excellent stops before Mbappe slotted home in the 24th minute. Mbappe turned in Angel di Maria’s excellent ball along the right flank, to open the scoring before Neymar converted a penalty.

Pablo Sarabia’s strike increased PSG’s lead – though only after a VAR review – with Tiemoue Bakayoko scuffing in a consolation goal before Mbappe doubled his tally in stoppage time. A lengthy VAR check for a possible foul and offside frustrated PSG, and Gelson Martins would have equalised immediately if not for Navas, though the hosts were furious that they were not awarded a penalty for an apparent handball by Presnel Kimpembe prior to the shot.

After Lecomte had made a fantastic save from Mbappe and Colin Dagba had a goal disallowed for offside, Monaco felt let down by more poor officiating.

Tiemoue Bakayoko scored one back for Monaco to reduce score line 1-3, Mbappe struck once again to settle the match for 4-1.

The 21-year-old French striker, who played for Monaco from 2015 until 2018, has now scored 13 goals in 14 games, one fewer than Ligue 1 top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder of Monaco.