Paris St Germain left it late to wrap up a 4-Zero win at 10-man Nimes with Kylian Mbappe scoring twice as the French champions moved top of the Ligue 1 standings on Friday forward of their Champions League opener towards Manchester United.
Mbappe opened the scoring earlier than the break and joined Alessandro Florenzi and Pablo Sarabia in netting inside the ultimate 12 minutes to put PSG on 15 factors from seven video games, 4 days earlier than internet hosting United on the Parc des Princes.
They lead Stade Rennes on aim distinction after the Brittany facet had been held to a 1-1 draw at backside membership Dijon.
Nimes, who’re 13th on eight factors, had been lowered to 10 males after 12 minutes when Loick Landre was purple carded.
PSG misplaced Leandro Paredes, who was changed by Ander Herrera, to a thigh damage earlier than Landre was despatched off for a harmful problem on Rafinha.
Mbappe broke the impasse on 32 minutes, going round keeper Baptiste Reynet earlier than pushing the ball into the empty aim.
PSG, nonetheless, lacked Neymar`s artistic contact as he was rested for the journey south after getting back from worldwide obligation for Brazil.
But Nimes had to little to provide and PSG, regardless of being with out the suspended Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria and the injured Marco Verratti and Juan Bernat, finally made their superiority rely.
Italy worldwide Florenzi, on mortgage from AS Roma, doubled the tally on 78 minutes with a header earlier than Mbappe struck once more 5 minutes later after being arrange by Sarabia.
The Spaniard rounded it off with two minutes left simply after Italy worldwide Moise Kean, on mortgage from Everton, hit the bar with a header on his PSG debut.