Ahead of Newcastle Clash, PSG Shines with Five-Star Win Against Monaco

Ahead of Newcastle Clash PSG Shines with Five-Star Win Against Monaco

In a resounding 5-2 victory over Monaco in Ligue 1 on Friday, Ousmane Dembele notched his inaugural goal for Paris Saint-Germain, showcasing his prowess in spectacular fashion.

Goncalo Ramos initiated the scoring for PSG, but a goalkeeper error by Gianluigi Donnarumma allowed Takumi Minamino to equalize shortly after.

Kylian Mbappe’s penalty against his former club reinstated PSG’s lead, with Dembele and Vitinha adding two sensational goals in the second half.

Folarin Balogun pulled one back for Monaco, but substitute Randal Kolo Muani sealed PSG’s triumph in stoppage time.

Despite the absence of captain Marquinhos and young talent Warren Zaire-Emery due to injuries sustained on international duty, PSG secured their seventh win in eight Ligue 1 matches.

This victory propelled them four points clear of second-placed Nice, with Monaco trailing by six points in third place.

The win serves as a significant confidence boost for PSG as they prepare for a crucial Champions League clash against Newcastle United, a match that could determine their fate in the group stage.

In a game that saw notable starts for Nordi Mukiele and Fabian Ruiz, and Portugal striker Ramos chosen over Kolo Muani at center-forward, PSG displayed dominance. Ramos opened the scoring after Koehn spilled a Dembele shot, capitalizing on Monaco’s missed opportunities.

Despite Donnarumma’s error leading to Minamino’s equalizer, Mbappe’s penalty restored PSG’s lead before halftime.

The second half showcased PSG’s superiority, with Dembele’s agile control and emphatic finish making it 3-1. Vitinha added a fourth with a splendid strike after a pass from Mbappe.

Although Monaco pulled one back through Balogun, Kolo Muani capitalized on a Maripan clearance error to secure PSG’s fifth goal in added time.

Despite Monaco’s goal disallowed for offside and their attempts to stage a comeback, PSG’s commanding performance solidified their position at the top of the table. The defeat is a setback for Monaco’s title aspirations, as they have now won just once in their last four outings.