What to remember from the match
PSG received five out of five. In the absence of Neymar, Lionel Messi and other internationals left to rest after their return from selection, the capital club has managed to continue its flawless in the league, with a fifth victory in five games. This Saturday, September 11 at the Parc des Princes, the Parisians left no chance for the promoted Clermont, who conceded his very first defeat in Ligue 1 and could cede his 3rd place in the standings this weekend (4-0).
Without Messi or Neymar, it was Kylian Mbappé who was expected at the turn. Touched in the calf with the France team a week ago, Mbappé was well established at kickoff. Despite his presence in the team, the PSG striker was whistled by part of the Parc des Princes, just before the kickoff of the meeting, as against Strasbourg on August 14. And as against the Alsatians (4-2), Mbappé responded on the ground.
The PSG striker scored his fourth goal of the season on time (55th) while his team was already leading by two goals. On the first two achievements of the meeting, Mbappé was behind and it was Ander Herrera who took the light. The Spaniard offered his first double with PSG, playing the opportunists in the area twice (20th, 31st).
Led by three goals, Clermont did not stop playing, because his coach Pascal Gastien is not the type to make concessions on the style of his team. The Auvergnats have therefore seen their defense open several times in the last half hour. Mbappé took advantage again, missing a big opportunity on which he could have served Rafinha (64th), before causing the fourth goal a minute later.
At the time, Arthur Desmas repelled Mbappé’s strike, but the ball fell on Idrissa Gueye’s head who only had to conclude in the empty goal (65th). Released ten minutes from the end of the match to the applause of the Parc des Princes (80th), Mbappé successfully returned to competition. PSG, for its part, consolidates its first place in the standings, before starting its Champions League campaign in four days against Bruges.