Goals from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe saw Paris Saint-Germain beat Toulouse 2-0 in a Ligue 1 fixture at the Toulouse Stadium in France on Thursday.
The match began with PSG creating early chance, but Mbappe’s shots were saved by the Toulouse goalkeeper Maxime Dupe, who had a great night. However, he could not secure a win in favour of his team.
The break came with a counter attack set in course by Kylian Mbappe in the 37th minute, when he passed the ball for Vitinha, who then fed it to Neymar. The Brazilian beat Dupe to score. The goal - first ruled out by the on-ground referee - saw it given after a VAR check.
In the second half, though Dupe saved Messi’s free-kick on full-stretch, an aggressive run into the box by the Argentine, followed by a pass to Mbappe proved to be too quick for him as the Frenchman doubled the lead in the 50th minute.
Mbappe came close to scoring again in the 82nd minute, but this time Dupe stayed put. Julian Bernat put the competition to bed with a goal in injury time. Following a shot by Mbappe that hot the goalpost, Bernat followed it with another shot which ended in the back of the net.
With the win, PSG cemented its position on top of the league table with 13 points from five matches, with a goal difference of 17 - more than double of its closest competitor Lens and Marseille (both on 13 points each). It will next play Nantes on September 4.