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Neymar doubles, Mbappe wins PSG

Paris: Neymar continued his excellent start to the season with two goals and Kylian Mbappe marked his return to the team with a goal, as Paris Saint-Germain beat Montpellier 5-2 in Ligue 1 on Saturday. , saved the penalty.

On a hot night at the Parc des Princes, Neymar scored a spot-kick to give PSG a 2-0 lead after a Farai Sacco own goal gave them the lead.

The Brazilian scored his second goal early in the second half, and his third for PSG, with a header, and has already scored five goals in three games.

After Wabi Kazuri gave Montpellier a goal, Mbappe took the lead 4-1 and new signing Renato Sánchez came on as a substitute to score his fifth in the second half.

Enzo Chatto scored another consolation for the visitors upon his passing, but PSG have recorded 3 of 3 wins this season under new manager Christophe Galtier, scoring 14 goals in the process. was recorded.

Neymar resumed last season’s run with nine goals in PSG’s last nine Ligue 1 games.

Having often struggled with fitness issues since arriving in Paris in 2017, he has finally regained his health.

Mbappe, meanwhile, was playing his first competitive game since last night, when he announced he had agreed a new three-year contract to stay at PSG and turned down a move to Real Madrid in the process.

The French superstar has missed the first two matches of the club’s new campaign. The Champions League opened the season with his trophy in Nantes, where he lost 4-0, then against Clermont, where he won 5-0.

10 Monaco draw

He made his comeback for this match, but a penalty was saved midway through the first half by Montpellier goalkeeper Jonas Omlin after VAR found a handball in the area.

Omlin also made a fine save from a Lionel Messi free kick before Mbappe’s shot was deflected into an own goal by Sacco before PSG took the lead.

The Mali defender was then penalized for another handball in the area, allowing Neymar to double PSG’s lead from that spot three minutes from half-time.

Six minutes after the restart, Achraf Hakimi’s attempted cross deflected Theo Santo Ruth and Neymar stole it in front of Omrin, allowing the team to return home.

Tunisian forward Kazuri cut the deficit before the hour mark, scoring after Gianluigi Donnarumma’s save from Ellie Wahi.

But there was still time for Mbappe to score from a Neymar corner kick and for the world’s most expensive player to finish from a Messi pass to complete what he thought was a hat-trick.

Celebrations were cut short when VAR discovered offside in a build-up, but Sanchez netted his first-ever finish just after making his debut after a €15 million ($15.4) transfer from Lille. I found meters).

The final goal of the night came for the visitors, not the last team to suffer from PSG’s firepower this season.

Early in Ligue 1, Monaco bounced back from their Champions League elimination with a 1-1 draw with Rennes.

After losing to PSV Eindhoven in the third qualifying round of Europe’s elite club competition, Monaco sent off Yusuf Fofana within 15 minutes at Stade Louis II.

Gaëtan Laborde put Rennes ahead before the hour mark just after Axel Disasi saved a penalty for the home side.

But Swiss forward Brell Embolo pounced on an error by Rennes substitute goalkeeper Dogan Alemder to secure his share of the spoils.

The match between Lorient and Lyon, scheduled for Sunday, was called off after the Brittany side’s pitch was damaged by France’s scorching, dry summer weather and a festival held on the ground last week.

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