Unai Emery’s men tear apart Metz as Mbappé shines on debut
Metz 1 (Riveire 34’) – 5 PSG (Cavani 31’, 75’, Mbappe 59’, Neymar 69’, Moura 86’)
On Saturday night Paris Saint Germain made it five wins out of five matches in the Ligue, when they defeated Metz 5-1 in the Stade Saint-Symphorien.
Two goals from Edinson Cavani, one each from Brazilians Lucas Moura and Neymar and a debut goal for Kylian Mbappe helped the Parisians to an easy win.
In the first half, PSG did not look very threatening, it was in the 31st minute when Unai Emery’s side opened the scoring via Uruguayan, Edinson Cavani who went round past the keeper and put the ball in the back of the net. In the 34th minute mark, a cross from debutant Mbappe was met by a header from Edinson Cavani, but the Metz keeper saved it in brilliant fashion to keep the score at 1-0.
Six minutes later, Metz midfielder Dossevi broke into the PSG box and crossed the ball, for Emmanuel Riviere who scored a particularly easy header to equal the scoreline at 1-1.
The first half ended with the scored tied at 1-1 and with not much action, as PSG failed to break down the Metz defense despite having most of the possession.
The second half started in similar fashion with PSG having most of the ball possession, but struggling in the final third and was failing to capitalize as the Metz backline stood strong.
It was in the 55th minute when the referee got his decision wrong and decided to sent off Cameroonian, Assou-Ekotto for a challenge on Mbappe.
Right before Assou-Ekotto was sent off, Metz could have doubled their lead via another goal from Riviere, after a silly error from PSG keeper Areola.
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It was since then, that PSG ran away with the game as four minutes later, Mbappe scored his first goal for the club on his debut, when he shot the ball from outside of the box to give PSG the 2-1 lead.
PSG then came all guns blazing as Metz’s backline started to look shaky, as in the 69th minute Neymar scored his team’s third goal in spectacular fashion, from outside of the box.
5 minutes later, Edinson Cavani scored his second and his team’s fourth after bad goalkeeping from Metz keeper, Eiji Kawashima.
In the 86th minute, another scramble inside the Metz box between Kawashima and his defenders led to another goal, as Lucas Moura made the score 5-1.