Video: Mbappé and Icardi Pour on the Goals Late Against Dijon

Paris Saint-Germain went up 1-0 over Dijon FCO at the Parc des Princes in the 3rd minute thanks to a strike from Pablo Sarabia but there was a bit of a dry spell until the 74th minute.

Julian Draxler, who came on for Angel Di Maria after an injury took him off in the 17th minute, played a sublime through ball to Kylian Mbappé and the Frenchman patiently waited for Rúnar Rúnarsson to commit before dinking a shot over the Dijon goalkeeper and into the back of the net to double PSG’s lead.

Two minutes later, Mauro Icardi would extend PSG’s lead to 3-0 with a goal I predicted when he came on for Cavani in the 71st minute.

Again, it was Mbappé who sparked the move and his pass to Icardi was perfectly placed and allowed the Argentine to line up his shot and finish in the bottom corner of the goal.

Icardi hasn’t been in the greatest form lately but his finishing is too good to leave him on the bench especially in favor of Cavani who continues to miss far too many easy chances. Against Borussia Dortmund on March 11, Thomas Tuchel cannot afford missed chances with a place in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League on the line so the obvious choice for me is to start Icardi over Cavani in that match.

PSG would find a fourth and final goal on the night in stoppage time when Mbappé picked up a deflected shot on goal from Draxler and finished with ease.

The win maintains PSG’s comfortable lead at the top of Ligue 1 but more importantly, the solid performance will boost the confidence of the players heading into the rematch against Dortmund in less than two weeks.

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Tags Angel Di Maria Dijon FCO Edinson Cavani Julian Draxler Kylian Mbappé Ligue 1 Mauro Icardi Pablo Sarabia
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