After Kylian Mbappe scored Paris Saint-Germain’s second goal, his teammates Goncalo Ramos and Vitinha warmly congratulated him. This exciting match resulted in a 5-2 victory for PSG, extending their lead at the top of Ligue 1 by four points. Despite Monaco’s strong resistance, they were overwhelmed by PSG’s dominant performance in the second half. Newcastle United will receive a clear message from this outcome as they prepare to face PSG in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.
The home team demonstrated their merciless effectiveness against a determined and skilled Monaco team. Through Kylian Mbappe’s successful penalty kick and Goncalo Ramos’ initial goal, PSG secured a 2-1 advantage. However, it was their lethal back-to-back goals within a span of two minutes, courtesy of Ousmane Dembele and Vitinha, that ultimately sealed the match and left Monaco in a state of shock.
Despite Monaco’s admirable performance and their well-deserved two goals, they were unable to sustain their energy levels after implementing an intense pressing strategy right from the beginning. Takumi Minamino emerged as the standout performer for the team, scoring a goal to level the game in the initial period. Folarin Balogun, who was restored to the starting lineup, seized an opportunity to score a consolation goal following Vitinha’s successful shot for PSG’s fourth goal.
To make matters worse, in the extra time, Randal Kolo Muani compounded the misery by netting PSG’s fifth goal, thereby reinforcing their complete control over the match.