PSG defeat Monaco 4-1 to move to 49 points in the French Ligue 1

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France Ligue 1 2020 PSG vs Monaco Highlights – Paris Saint-Germain thrashed AS Monaco 4-1 in their backyard to extend its lead with an 8 point margin at the top of the French Ligue 1 points-table. The victory comes three days after their 3-3 encounter at the Parc des Princes. The 4 goals for PSG came from Kylian Mbappe’s double, Neymar and Pablo Sarabia.

france ligue 1 2020 psg vs monaco highlights

The first goal of the game came at the 24th minute when Mbappe collected Angel Di Maria’s through-ball and shot low in the goal to beat goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte. The home team could not capitalize on their opportunity four minutes later when Gelson Martins’ half-volley was beautifully saved by goalkeeper Keylor Navas.

France Ligue 1 2020 PSG vs Monaco Highlights

Neymar doubled the lead for his team just two minutes after the 45-minute mark. He scored a penalty kick after Kamil Glik’s foul for tripping Layvin Kurzawa. It was a ninth straight goal for the Brazilian forward in eight matches.

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Pablo Sarabia who was brought on as a substitute in the second half, extended his team’s lead to three goals, virtually winning the match for his team. He volleyed the ball into the net with an assist from Marco Verratti.

France Ligue 1 2020 PSG vs Monaco Highlights – Tiemoué Bakayoko was able to open the scoreline for his team with his 87th-minute goal from Adrien Silva’s free-kick.

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Mbappe scored again, just one minute after the 90th-minute mark to seal off the game for his team with a counter-attack set up by Neymar.

With his two goals, Mbappe now has 13 goals in 14 games. He is trailing the league’s top scorer, Wissam Ben Yedder by just one goal.

France Ligue 1 2020 PSG vs Monaco Highlights – In the post-match presentation, Mbappe said that he did not believe in the Fantastic Four thing that everyone had been talking about. He emphasized the importance of all the eleven players of the team. He said that he was just concerned about winning matches and trophies for his team and was willing to leave the superlatives to others.

PSG now moves to 49 points in just 20 games, creating an 8-point gap with the second-placed team, Marseille who are on 41 points. The losing team – Monaco is ninth in the points table with 29 points off 20 matches.

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