Paris Saint-Germain picked up arguably its most impressive win of the season on matchday two of the UEFA Champions League group stage as it defeated Manchester City by a 2-0 final score.
Kylian Mbappe had a key showing in the match, as he assisted Lionel Messi for PSG’s second goal of the match and the Argentine’s first career score with the French powerhouse.
For Mbappe, one notable takeaway from this match was the promising showing from himself, Neymar and Messi, which the French forward explained further to L’Equipe.
“Against Manchester City, it was the first that we were all there playing at a decent level, even if we’re not at the peak of our form yet,” Mbappe said. “Beating City is a catalyst to get this season going.”
Mbappe also touched on the match to RMC Sport, where he revealed that PSG simply must not reflect too much on the match even after such a notable win.
“In the Champions League, it’s quite satisfying with this victory at home against Manchester City,” Mbappe said. “We are moving forward quietly. We try to prepare ourselves as well as possible, to be ready for the really crucial moments of the season.
“We shouldn’t glorify this victory more than that. It’s still a group game. We’re expected to be there all season long. Of course it’s good to win against a great team like Manchester City and to show what we showed in that game.”
PSG and Manchester City will both meet again in the return Champions League group stage match later this season.