Friday, 27 May, 2022

Mbappe scores as PSG extend mammoth Ligue 1 lead

Mbappe scores as PSG extend mammoth Ligue 1 lead

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Kylian Mbappe scored the opening goal as Paris Saint-Germain saw off Brest 2-0 at the Parc des Princes on Saturday to stretch their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 11 points.

Mauricio Pochettino's men, who missed out on the title last season to Lille, had drawn four of their five previous league games before second-placed Nice closed to within eight points by beating Nantes 2-1 on Friday.

PSG also remain without Lionel Messi, who is still recovering after testing positive for Covid-19, while the injured Neymar watched on from the stands.

But the capital giants had little trouble in swatting aside Brest as Mbappe made it 10 goals in his last six appearances. "The most important thing is to have had chances, and good situations," said PSG coach Pochettino. "We might have liked to win by a bigger margin. Players will be able to score next time."