In the first minutes of this game, the PSG players were dominant and yet, it was the Red and White who created the first big opportunity. Left on the left side by Falcao, Rony Lopes fired a cross shot that was diverted by Areola (7 ‘).
First strike against the Monegasques: Subasic was forced to give up his place because of an injury. Benaglio replaced him (12′) and after this first disappointment, the Parisian players opened the scoring (15′): on a counter-attack led by Diaby, Mbappé was launched into space and beat the goalkeeper of the Red and White (1-0). This was their first real opportunity. The Monegasques played in a rather low block and tried to take advantage of their fast recoveries to move quickly forward. However, it was the Parisian players who made the break with a double of Kylian Mbappé (38 ‘, 2-0). The Rouge et Blanc reacted through Gelson Martins. The Portuguese triggered a shot from outside the foot at the entrance to the box. Areola was forced to relax and diverted the ball from his dormer corner (43 ‘).
End of this first half with the score of two goals to zero.
The second-half start was a nightmare for Leonardo Jardim’s players. The Parisians scored a third goal after ten minutes of play, through Kylian Mbappé (56 ‘, 3-0). Monegasques reacted including Gelson Martins who was found on the right side. The Portuguese center-forward made a move and sent in a ball without success. Two minutes later, Carlos Vinicius inherited a ball in the penalty area but Marquinhos prevented him from beating the Parisian goalkeeper (63 ‘). The efforts of the Red and White eventually paid off. On a ball recovery of Vinicius, Aleksandr Golovin faces Areola and beat him (80 ‘, 3-1). This was his second goal of the season in Ligue 1 Conforama.
The score remained at the Parc des Princes (3-1). Leonardo Jardim’s players suffered their second defeat in 11 games since the return of the coach.