PSG 5-0 Metz: Les Parisiens crush Metz at the Parc des Princes

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Paris Saint-Germain secures a 5-0 victory against FC Metz at the Parc des Princes on Saturday. Both PSG and Metz arrived in good form, having secured victories in their previous matches. PSG were keen to hang onto their position at the top of league and extend their winning run, following a 4-0 victory against Montpellier. Metz were coming from consecutive wins against Angers SCO and Lyon. This left, PSG and Metz are 1st (86 points) and 19th (31 points) in the league respectively, after a total of 38 matches.

PSG started the first half well, with Kylian Mbappe opening the rout at the 25 minute mark. Les Parisiens looked to have the game under control when they scored again and increased their lead, thanks to a effort from Kylian Mbappe at the 28 minute mark to establish a 2-0. However they weren’t finished yet and Neymar made it 3-0 at the 31 minute mark, finishing the first half 3-0.

PSG started strong in the second half and were able to dominate, with an early hat trick effort from Kylian Mbappe in the 50th minute. They then scored again, increasing their advantage thanks to a goal from Angel Di Maria, 67 minutes in to make it 5-0.

For PSG, Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum, Idrissa Gueye, Alexandre Letellier and Thilo Kehrer, came on for Angel Di Maria, Neymar, Marco Verratti, Keylor Navas and Achraf Hakimi. Metz brought on Amadou Mbengue, Sikou Niakate, Louis Mafouta and Lenny Joseph, to replace William Mikelbrencis, Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik, Didier Lamkel Ze and Farid Boulaya.

The referee booked Neymar from PSG. Metz had the worst of it though, with Boubacar Traore seeing yellow, and Boubacar Traore (2 yellow cards) then sent off with a red.

Technical card:
Paris Saint-Germain:Keylor Navas (Alexandre Letellier, min.83), Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi (Thilo Kehrer, min.84), Marco Verratti (Idrissa Gueye, min.79), Danilo Pereira, Angel Di Maria (Ander Herrera, min.74), Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar (Georginio Wijnaldum, min.79)
FC Metz:Marc-Aurele Caillard, William Mikelbrencis (Amadou Mbengue, min.55), Jean-Armel Kana-Biyik (Sikou Niakate, min.55), Kiki, Dylan Bronn, Fali Cande, Boubacar Traore, Pape Matar Sarr, Vincent Pajot, Farid Boulaya (Lenny Joseph, min.71) and Didier Lamkel Ze (Louis Mafouta, min.71)
Stadium:the Parc des Princes
Goals:Kylian Mbappe (1-0, min. 25), Kylian Mbappe (2-0, min. 28), Neymar (3-0, min. 31), Kylian Mbappe (4-0, min. 50) and Angel Di Maria (5-0, min. 67)