French champions Paris Saint-Germain easily beat Toulouse 3-0 away in a match of the fifth round of Ligue 1. Neymar scored for the champions in the 37th minute. Kylian Mbappe doubled the lead in the 50th and Juan Bernat completed the final score in stoppage time.
Christophe Galtier’s men were completely dominant throughout the match and missed several more excellent scoring opportunities.
The match started with dominance by PSG, and in the second Mbappe found himself alone against Duppe, but the home goalkeeper saved. The ball then went to Leo Messi, whose shot was parried by the Toulouse defence.
Shortly after, another shot by the Argentine maestro was saved by Dupe, and in the 19th he again had a chance to hit the opponent’s goal, but his shot went wide.
The Parisians’ pressure paid off in the 37th minute when they opened the scoring on their visit. Messi advanced with the ball and found Neymar in the box. The Brazilian controlled the ball and with a shot in the lower right corner beat the goalkeeper for 0:1. The situation was reviewed for an ambush by the VAR, but there was none.
In the 50th, the guests from the capital doubled their asset. Messi found Mbappe in the penalty area and the French striker fired hard to the ground to curl the ball into the net for a second time. Shortly after, Neymar’s shot went wide of the left post.
A quarter of an hour before the end, Kylian Mbappe was brought alone against the goalkeeper Duppe, but he was unable to register after the goalkeeper reflected his shot.
The starting lineups of both teams:
Toulouse: Duppe, Desle, Nicolaisen, Rowalt, Diarra, Zanden, Spierings, Van den Boomen, Abouklal, Dallinga, Ratao
PSG: Donnarumma, Mukiele, Marquinhos, Ramos, Danilo, Mendes, Verratti, Vitinha, Messi, Neymar, Mbappe
BEFORE THE MATCH
A few hours before the start of the meeting, the management of PSG officially announced that they had reached an agreement with their colleagues from Napoli for the transfer of midfielder Fabian Ruiz. In doing so, Christophe Galtier has further strengthened his midfield, with which he will be hoping for a successful Champions League attack this campaign.
At the same time, Juventus officially announced the signing of midfielder Leandro Paredes from PSG. The Argentine comes on loan for one season. The contract between the two clubs also has a buyout clause, which becomes mandatory under certain conditions.