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Toulouse 0-3 PSG: Christophe Galtier’s squad continues unbeaten start to the season with a routine win
Toulouse 0-3 PSG: Christophe Galtier’s squad continue their unbeaten start to the season with a routine win thanks to Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Juan Bernat
- Paris Saint-Germain continued their unbeaten start with a win over Toulouse
- Neymar opened the scoring after 37 minutes after a great build-up game
- Kylian Mbappe doubled the lead after being set up by Lionel Messi . 50 minutes later
- Left back Juan Bernat added a third with a rebound in the closing moments
Goals from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe helped Paris St Germain stay in the lead of Ligue 1 with a 3-0 win over Toulouse on Wednesday.
Neymar and Mbappe scored on either side of half-time, while the French champions achieved 13 points from five games, ahead of Olympique de Marseille and RC Lens on goal difference.
Third-placed Marseille defeated Clermont 1-0 at home thanks to a goal from Pape Gueye, while Lens played their usual attractive football to destroy the visiting Lorient 5-2, Florian Sotoca scoring twice.
Neymar gave Paris Saint-Germain the lead after a great build-up in the 37th minute
A game in hand, Olympique Lyonnais is fourth with 10 points after beating promoted AJ Auxerre 2-1 at home.
In Toulouse, Lionel Messi came close in the 25th minute with a low shot from a pass from Neymar into the penalty area, only to be tipped off by Maxime Dupe.
Toulouse defended cleverly and threatened at halftime, while an inspired Dupe denied Messi and Kylian Mbappe twice.
However, there was nothing he could do in the 37th minute as Neymar caught a fine through ball from Messi and shoved the ball home to give PSG the lead.
Kylian Mbappe doubled the lead with a close-range finish after being set up by Lionel Messi
The Brazilian’s seventh goal this season took his career to 109 at PSG, taking him to fourth in the club’s top scorers list alongside Pedro Miguel Pauleta.
Mbappe doubled the counter five minutes into the second half as he tapped Messi’s deficit inside the penalty area for his fifth league goal.
Thanks to Dupe’s excellent goalkeeping, Toulouse was still in the game, but Juan Bernat’s goal in stoppage time from close range put an end to the hosts’ hopes of a comeback.
Left-back Juan Bernat added a third goal to round out a routine win for PSG
Neymar was substituted in the 68th minute as coach Christophe Galtier tried to give the Brazilian rest for the trip to Nantes and next week’s Champions League opener against Juventus.
Elsewhere, Monaco suffered their second loss when they lost 4-2 to Troyes at home, a result that put them 16th in the standings with five points.
Monaco, which failed to win in three home games at the Louis II stadium this season, had ten men left after 44 minutes when Guillermo Maripan received a second yellow card.