Up 2-1 and with a man advantage, Paris Saint-Germain took advantage of a defeated Montpellier HSC side and tacked on a third goal late in the second half thanks to a fantastic volley from Mauro Icardi.
GOAL FOR PSG! 🇦🇷
— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) December 7, 2019
The goal meant that all three of PSG’s attackers scored on the night. Neymar Jr. kicked things off with a free-kick, Mbappé got the game-winner, and Icardi here showed that he is just as lethal as ever.
The route felt especially good considering Montpellier spent the entire match being overly physical with PSG to the point wherein the 72nd minute, Pedro Mendes was sent off with his second yellow. After that, the floodgates opened and PSG started scoring goals at will.
The win extends PSG’s lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 8 points over rivals Olympique de Marseille. The victory isn’t without its blemishes though. Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye were subbed off in the opening 25 minutes due to muscle injuries.
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