Mbappe, Cavani Neymar On Target As PSG Run Riot
French Ligue 1 Report: Metz v Paris Saint-Germain 08 September 2017
French Ligue 1
Result: Metz 1-5 Paris Saint-Germain
Date: 08 September 2017
Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien
Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were among the goals as Paris Saint-Germain recorded a 5-1 win over Metz in Ligue 1.
Mbappe was handed his first start for the Paris outfit, although there was no place for Angel Di Maria in the squad.
The visitors enjoyed most of the possession of the and they went close to breaking the deadlock in the 11th minute but Eiji Kawashima produced two good saves to deny Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani.
PSG eventually broke the deadlock after 31 minutes as Cavani collected a pass from Neymar before rounding Eiji Kawashima and slotting into the back of the net.
However, Metz leveled matters six minutes when former Newcastle United striker, Emmanuel Riviere headed home Dosesevi's cross.
The score remained 1-1 at the haftime break.
10 minutes into the second box, Metz were reduced to 10 men when Benoit Assou-Ekotto was shown a straight red for a foul on Mpabbe.
PSG then restored their lead in 61st minute as Mbappe found the back of the net by turning home Draxler's cross.
Neymar then registered his name on the score-sheet in the 69th minute as the Brazilian curled home a fine strike from 25-yards out.
Cavani got his second and PSG's fourth goal in the 75th minute with a composed finish from close range, after getting on the end of Mbappe's through ball.
Unai Emery opted for a double change after 80 minutes as Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura were introduced in the closing stages.
PSG managed to bag a fifth goal in the 87th minute as Thomas Munier knocked the ball down to Lucas, who poked the ball home form close range.