AS Monaco punished a Paris Saint-Germain facet decimated by accidents to register a 3-1 victory in Ligue 1 on Saturday, led by captain Wissam Ben Yedder’s first-half double and help.
Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Marco Verratti had been lacking for league leaders PSG but it surely was their defence that got here beneath scrutiny as they struggled to deal with Monaco’s assault.
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The outcome moved Monaco as much as second place with 47 factors, some extent above Marseille who go to mid-desk Clermont in a while Saturday. PSG suffered their third league defeat this season however stay prime with 54 factors from 23 video games.
Aleksandr Golovin opened the scoring within the fourth minute when PSG did not clear, with the midfielder facet-footing dwelling after Ben Yedder bought previous three defenders to arrange the shot.
Monaco doubled the lead 14 minutes later after high-quality work by Krepin Diatta, who pressed inexperienced 17-yr-outdated defender El Chadaille Bitshiabu into an error that allowed Ben Yedder to fireplace the ball previous goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
PSG halved the deficit after some neat interaction on the left flank between Carlos Soler and Juan Bernat, which opened up the Monaco defence earlier than Bernat crossed to 16-yr-outdated Warren Zaire-Emery on the far submit for a straightforward faucet-in.
But Ben Yedder restored Monaco’s two-objective benefit going into the break when he was launched via the centre by Eliesse Ben Seghir, scoring his 14th Ligue 1 objective to maneuver stage with Reims’ Folarin Balogun on the prime of the scoring charts.