PSG maintains perfect start with thumping win over Amiens

Kylian Mbappe was once again on the score sheet for the French champion, which was without Neymar, Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier, who were left out of the squad by Thomas Tuchel.

Kylian Mbappe shares a joke with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting after the comfortable win over Amiens on Saturday.   -  AFP

Paris Saint-Germain continued the blistering start to its Ligue 1 title defence as Kylian Mbappe scored again earlier on Saturday.

Coach Thomas Tuchel left key men Neymar, Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier out of the squad altogether with Wednesday's Champions League clash with Napoli in mind, but PSG had more than enough to see off Amiens.

“Everyone thinks that Ligue 1 might be too easy to prepare for the Champions League, but it's not like that,” insisted Tuchel, who took over the reins from Unai Emery in the close-season.

“That would mean you're blaming the other teams, but we focus on ourselves. Nobody won 10 games in a row, and we did it.”

Brazilian centre-back Marquinhos nodded the host into a 12th-minute lead and Adrien Rabiot made it two shortly before half-time.

Germany winger Julian Draxler grabbed the third headed goal of the game, and the 19-year-old Mbappe fired in late on to score his ninth goal in just six league outings this season.

Moussa Diaby came off the bench to complete the rout as the capital-city giant maintained its eight-point lead over Lille at the top of the table.