Luis Enrique has probably been waiting ages for this moment. The Parisians, and their expensive, reworked attacking line, haven't quite pieced a performance together going forward. But on Friday, they did just that — and reaped the rewards. Ousmane Dembele got his first goal in PSG colors, while Kylian Mbappe and Goncalo Ramos also found the scoresheet, as the Parisians saw off title rivals Monaco, 5-2, in a thrilling encounter.
PSG had the most obvious chance of the early goings, but Mbappe's curled effort was turned around the post by Philipp Kohn. Monaco had a clear look of their own shortly after when Gianluigi Donnarumma tipped a header over the bar. Those early events gave way to a chaotic contest.
Ramos was first, latching onto a blunder from Kohn to finish into an empty net. Donnarumma followed with a mistake of his own, giving the ball away to Takumi Minamino, before failing to deny his saveable shot — handing Monaco a well-deserved equaliser. And then, the inevitable Mbappe goal came. This time, it was from the penalty spot, a clumsy challenge giving the captain a chance from 12 yards — which he comfortably dispatched.
PSG only needed two minutes to kill the game. After struggling for the opening part of the second half, a duo of quick breaks sealed the win. Dembele started it, darting down the wing and producing a sublime first touch before burying his first goal in a PSG shirt. And Vitinha sealed it, unleashing a fine curled strike that left Kohn rooted to the ground as it curled into the far corner.
Folarin Balogun bagged a lovely second for the visitors, but a late fifth from Randal Kolo Muani quelled any chances of a Monaco comeback.
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