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Paris St-Germain 5-2 Monaco: Kylian Mbappe among goalscorers as Ligue 1 leaders win at home

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe scored his 178th career Ligue 1 goal and his 10th against his former club Monaco

Paris St-Germain warmed up for a vital Champions League tie against Newcastle by beating Monaco 5-2 to go four points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Goncalo Ramos put the hosts ahead, but Gianluigi Donnarumma's clearance fell to Takumi Minamino and he levelled.

Kylian Mbappe's converted penalty restored the lead for PSG, who scored twice more in the second half through Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha.

Folarin Balogun scored for Monaco, but Randal Kolo Muani added PSG's fifth.

Mbappe's goal against his former side was his 14th of the season in the league and came after Soungoutou Magassa fouled Dembele in the 18-yard box.

Ramos had earlier benefitted from a mistake from away goalkeeper Philipp Kohn to score only a few days after his long-term future was secured.

The 22-year-old had joined PSG on loan from Benfica in the summer but earlier this week PSG announced they have activated the clause to buy him for £70m, with the Portugal international striker now contracted to the club until 2027.

Two goals in the space of three second-half minutes - Dembele finishing from Fabian Ruiz's pass and Vitinha's excellent curled strike that went in off the post - took the game away from Monaco.

PSG lost 4-1 to Newcastle in the Champions League at St James' Park in October. However, with two matchdays remaining, only three points separate all four teams in Group F with PSG, in second, entertaining bottom-placed Newcastle on Tuesday.

In Ligue 1, reigning champions PSG, aiming for their third successive title, are four points clear of Nice, who play their game in hand on Sunday at home to Toulouse, with Monaco in third position.

Line-ups

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

  • 99G Donnarumma
  • 2Hakimi
  • 37Skriniar
  • 21Hernández
  • 26Mukiele
  • 8RuizSubstituted forSolerat 82'minutes
  • 4Ugarte
  • 17Vitinha
  • 10DembéléSubstituted forBarcolaat 72'minutes
  • 9Gonçalo RamosSubstituted forKolo Muaniat 72'minutes
  • 7Mbappé

Substitutes

  • 11Asensio
  • 15Danilo
  • 19Lee Kang-in
  • 23Kolo Muani
  • 27Ndour
  • 28Soler
  • 29Barcola
  • 80Tenas
  • 97Kurzawa

Monaco

Formation 3-4-2-1

  • 16Köhn
  • 99SingoBooked at 59mins
  • 3Maripán
  • 88Magassa
  • 2de Oliveira CamposSubstituted forDiattaat 79'minutes
  • 4CamaraSubstituted forBen Yedderat 79'minutes
  • 6Zakaria
  • 14Jakobs
  • 18MinaminoSubstituted forAklioucheat 79'minutes
  • 17Golovin
  • 29Balogun

Substitutes

  • 1Majecki
  • 8Matazo
  • 10Ben Yedder
  • 20Ouattara
  • 21Akliouche
  • 27Diatta
  • 34Matsima
  • 37Diop
  • 44Efekele
Referee:
Benoît Bastien
Attendance:
47,896

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home54%
Away46%
Shots
Home16
Away14
Shots on Target
Home11
Away7
Corners
Home2
Away10
Fouls
Home9
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 5, Monaco 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 5, Monaco 2.

  3. Goal!

    Goal! Paris Saint Germain 5, Monaco 2. Randal Kolo Muani (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner following a corner.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Guillermo Maripán.

  5. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Folarin Balogun (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Ismail Jakobs with a headed pass.

  6. Post update

    Attempt saved. Manuel Ugarte (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Randal Kolo Muani.

  7. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Hernández (Paris Saint Germain).

  8. Post update

    Folarin Balogun (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Randal Kolo Muani (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  10. Post update

    Foul by Guillermo Maripán (Monaco).

  11. Post update

    Attempt missed. Denis Zakaria (Monaco) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Aleksandr Golovin with a cross following a corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Monaco. Conceded by Manuel Ugarte.

  13. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Maghnes Akliouche (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked. Assisted by Krépin Diatta.

  14. Post update

    Attempt saved. Wissam Ben Yedder (Monaco) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner. Assisted by Aleksandr Golovin.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Randal Kolo Muani (Paris Saint Germain).

  16. Post update

    Soungoutou Magassa (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lucas Hernández (Paris Saint Germain) header from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Vitinha with a cross following a set piece situation.

  18. Post update

    Carlos Soler (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Soungoutou Magassa (Monaco).

  20. Post update

    Attempt missed. Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) right footed shot from the right side of the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Maghnes Akliouche.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 24th November 2023

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG1393134112330
2Nice12750134926
3Monaco137332719824
4Lille125521511420
5Reims126241715220
6Lens124441313016
7Le Havre123631213-115
8Brest114341113-215
9Nantes124261723-614
10Marseille113441213-113
11Metz123451218-613
12Montpellier113441514112
13Rennes122641616012
14Toulouse122641316-312
15Strasbourg11335915-612
16Lorient122551521-611
17Clermont11236814-69
18Lyon11146919-107
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