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Kylian Mbappé: The Paris St-Germain’s Hero

Kylian Mbappé scored two goals to help Paris Saint Germain fended off a Brest fight back to win and move up to 2nd in Ligue 1.

Kylian Mbappé

It looked like Brest would see PSG as their newest opponents this season. In the match between Brest vs Paris Saint Germain, Brest created many difficult to PSG, but the champion eventually found a way as Kylian Mbappé’s late penalty gave them a 3-2 win.

Kylian Mbappé sealed a dramatic victory for PSG

It was a tense match as PSG were equalized by Brest after leading 2-0. However, in the final minutes of the match, PSG were awarded a penalty, and it was scored by Kylian Mbappé before he celebrated wildly in front of angry fans.

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PSG claimed a lucky 3-2 win over Stade Brestois in Ligue 1 after Kylian Mbappé’s late goal to seal four straight wins.

Luis Enrique’s side, fresh from a 3-0 win over AC Milan in midweek, started confidently and broke the deadlock as Bradley Barcola overcame two challenges before finding Warren Zaire-Emery, who curled a shot from distance into the top corner to score a wonderful goal. The visitors continued to dominate and doubled their lead when Lee Kang-in pinged the ball over the top for Kylian Mbappe to bulldoze his way into the box and score.

Brest rallied and had two strong defensive efforts towards a penalty before they reduced the deficit before half-time when Steve Mounie headed home Kenny Lala’s cross.

The home team went behind in the second half but made it 2-2 from a Jeremie Le Douaron corner. Enrique brought on Randal Kolo Muani and Ousmane Dembele for the final 30 minutes but Eric Roy’s side created the better chances through Mounie and Le Douaron and PSG held out.

But the visitors were awarded a penalty in the closing minutes when Muani was fouled and Mbappé converted his second goal of the match to seal a dramatic victory. This victory extended PSG’s unbeaten streak in Ligue 1 to 5 matches and put them one point behind leaders Nice. Meanwhile, Brest ranked sixth.

It was harsh for Brest, who were considered the most likely to win as Gianluigi Donnarumma made a number of crucial saves.

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Talking Point

  • PSG was very lucky to win 3 points
  • Brest were denied two strong penalties after a controversial handling by the referee.
  • And Eric Roy’s side created more good chances in the second half but ultimately failed to get any.
  • The absence of captain Marquinhos for PSG is a key factor. His replacement Danilo had a difficult time, making many mistakes and it was a surprise when he was retained by Enrique.

Player of the match

Steve Mounie (Brest): This striker headed beautifully and was a threat throughout, giving Danilo a nightmare afternoon.

Player rating

Paris Saint Germain:

  • Zaïre-Emery – 8
  • Lee Kang-In – 7
  • Barcola – 7
  • Kylian Mbappé- 7
  • Hernandez – 6
  • Hakimi – 6
  • Donnarumma – 5
  • Skriniar – 5
  • Fabian – 5
  • Danilo – 3
  • Subs: Kolo Muani, Dembele
  • Vitinha, Mukiele – N/A

Brest:

  • Mounie – 9
  • Le Douaron – 8
  • Bizot – 7
  • Lala – 7
  • Chardonnet(c) – 7
  • Locko – 7
  • Del Castillo – 7
  • Brassier – 6
  • Magnetti – 6
  • Camara – 6
  • Lees-Melou – 6
  • Doumbia – 5
  • Martin, Dari, Lage – N/A

Highlight of the match

16′ – GOAL FOR PSG! It was Zaire Emery who stood outside the penalty area and shot the ball into the upper left corner after a pass from Barcola. How wonderful!

28′ – GOAL FOR PSG! From a quick counter-attack, Lee brought on Kylian Mbappé, who had strength in the penalty area and blocked the shot.

44′ – GOAL FOR BREST! Mounie’s header flew into the top left corner from Lala’s cross, shortening the score.

52′ – GOAL FOR BREST! Le Douaron headed in from a corner and Brest leveled the score!

89′ – PSG SCORE! After some delay and being booked, Mbapp stepped up and his penalty was saved but he converted the rebound!

Brest have not won any of their last 24 Ligue 1 matches against PSG. The last victory over them came in January 1985, when no current players from either team were born.

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