Register Login Live

Ligue 1

Mbappe Brace Powers PSG To Big Victory

Ligue 1

Result: Paris Saint-Germain 4-0 Dijon

Date: 18 May 2019

Venue: Parc di Princes

A brace from Kylian Mbappe inspired Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint Germain to a 4-0 hammering of Dijon in their final home game of the season.
PSG manager Thomas Tuchel recalled Alphonse Areola, Thomas Meunier, Loic Mbe Soh, Thilo Kehrer, Layvin Kurzawa and Julian Draxler.
Dijon, who made two changes in Mickael Alphonse and Kwon Chong-hoon, and fell behind as early as the third minute through Angel Di Maria's curling effort.
It was two a minute later as Di Maria turned provider to pick out Edinson Cavani, who nodded beyond the reach of Runar Runarsson.
Dijon, who have struggled at the basement for much of the campaign, battled to get into rhythm as PSG threatened a third on 25 minutes but Soh’s header cracked the crossbar.
PSG’s push for a third was eventually rewarded on 36 minutes after Mbappe poked home a loose ball from Kurzawa’s cross following careless defending.
Mbappe closed-in on a second four minutes later after twisting and turning around the defence, but his attempt crashed against the crossbar.
Destined for the drop, Dijon made the first substitution of the night at the resumption in Arnold Bouka Moutou who replaced Oussama Haddadi.
The visitors' evening turned from bad to worse as Mbappe grabbed his 32nd league goal of the season 56 minutes in with a cheeky dink over the on-rushing Runarsson.
PSG made their first change on 77 minutes, as Colin Dagba replaced Meunier and followed with their second a minute later as Di Maria made way for Moussa Diaby.
Dijon launched their first threat after 81 minutes with a low shot from Wesley Said, but Areola was on hand to make the save as he looked for the clean sheet.
At the end, PSG had done more than enough to lock up the points in their penultimate encounter of the campaign with Dijon all but down.



Top 5

Real Madrid Transfer Talk: Seven Out, Eight In?

2 May 06, 2021 12:29 PM in LaLiga

Injury Latest: Sirino, Zwane & Two Others

7 May 06, 2021 08:25 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

2 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

SAFA Provide Important Update On Ntseki

22 May 06, 2021 09:56 AM in Bafana

12 Players Mourinho Wants To Sign

2 May 07, 2021 12:21 PM in Serie A

Confirmed: SAFA Finally Announce Bafana Coach

207 May 05, 2021 01:05 PM in Bafana

Insider Gives Insight Into Chiefs’ Transfer Approach

128 May 05, 2021 08:54 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Big Wheels - Check Out Sirino’s Pimped Out R500k SUV

May 05, 2021 09:18 AM in Show Me The Money

Twist! Ntseki Offered Bafana Role…

162 May 03, 2021 06:04 PM in Bafana

Downs’ Mkhulise Responds To French Club Reports

12 May 06, 2021 10:56 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

The Highest-Paid African Stars In The EPL

18 Feb 02, 2021 07:14 PM in English Premier League

Another Exit At Cape Town City

May 06, 2021 01:33 PM in PSL

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

23 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Ex-Chiefs Striker Calls For Patience With Hunt

66 May 06, 2021 12:59 PM in Kaizer Chiefs