Enjoy Mbappe roast Monaco defence but PSG blow 2-0 lead to lose Ligue 1 thriller
KYLIAN MBAPPE notched a searing solo objective of the type few might rival – before PSG lost from 2-0 up in a manner few might have imagined.
The France striker struck two times and had one dismissed by VAR in a first-half completely controlled by the French champs.
Ex-Everton ace Moise Kean also had one questionably ruled out for offside, as PSG seemed to be drifting towards a ninth-straight Ligue 1 win – only for Monaco to holler back after the break.
Mbappe’s 25th minute opener was the moment of peerless pace, skilled control and strong completing that revealed why he is the hottest suggestion to end up being the world’s leading player in the next few years.
Fed by Angel Di Maria midway inside the Monaco half, he blitzed past a challenge that would have sent most gamers off-stride and determined a high surface past ex-Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone.
Even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo at their peak nimbleness of half a decade ago would have struggled to match that strike for scorching directness.
And it addressed any doubts over Mbappe’s sharpness on his return from a thigh injury selected up against Nantes on October 31, while frontpartner Neymar is still out with an adductor problem.
World Cup winner Mbappe, 21, bagged his second of the night at his old club with a charge after Youssouf Fofana lowered Rafinha.
But video replays soon eliminated a goal from co-hitman Kean, and Mbappe suffered the exact same fate when he believed he ‘d protected his hat-trick prior to the break.
Monaco then turned PSG’s VAR-wrecked spell into improbable hell – with a scintillating second-half turnaround
Germany winger Kevin Volland shot home two times from close variety, his equaliser courtesy of a Cesc Fabregas cross.
PSG centre back Abdou Diallo then saw red for fouling Volland to concede a spot-kick.
And from that 87th minute penalty previous Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Fabregas calmly tucked house Monaco’s winner.
Defeat still leaves champs PSG four points clear of second-placed Monaco, whose success overhauled Lille, Marseille and Rennes.