KYLIAN MBAPPE ON TARGET AS PSG REMAIN PERFECT IN LEAGUE WITH WIN AGAINST BREST
Kylian Mbappe scored his first goal of the season against Brest as Paris Saint-Germain made it three wins from three to start their 2021/22 Ligue 1 campaign.
There was still no sign of Lionel Messi in Mauricio Pochettino’s matchday squad with the Argentine reportedly allowed to return to Barcelona for the weekend. Neymar was also left out as he recovers from injury.
PSG still had enough quality to claim all three points, though, with Ander Herrera opening the scoring after 24 minutes. Mbappe added a second with a thunderous header following a block Georginio Wijnaldum shot.
But just as the visitors looked to be cruising, Brest gained a foothold in the contest with a goal from Franck Honorat as PSG demonstrated their defensive vulnerabilities once again.
However, Idrissa Gueye restored PSG’s two-goal cushion with a strike from 25 yards out that should have been kept out by Bizot who allowed the effort from the midfielder to flash past him.
Former Huddersfield Town Steve Mounie gave Brest another lifeline with a well-taken finish underneath Keylor Navas following slack PSG marking, but the hosts got caught high up the pitch as Angel di Maria scored a fourth on the counter.