With Messi and Neymar’s absence, Kylian Mbappe now has some opportunity to shine and he brightly did so leading his Paris Saint-Germain team to beat Troyes 3-1.
The French captain scored the match’s first goal early for PSG, amidst an overwhelming attacking display.
PSG had the most control of the ball throughout the match and especially in the second half when Troyes barely got a good hold of the ball.
Troyes goalkeeper Gauthier Gallon played spectacularly and was unlucky to save both goals – but the dominance of the visitors was more than he could keep.
Vitinha’s goal put the game away just before the hour mark, as PSG drew closer to securing the Ligue 1 title, despite the spotty season by their own standards.
Troyes got a spike of hope after an 83rd minute goal by Xavier Chavalerin, but Fabian Ruiz’s response three minutes shattered it.
Troyes vs PSG final score
|1st Half||2nd Half||Final|
|8th min||PSG||Kylian Mbappe||—|
|83rd min||TRO||Xavier Chavalerin||Papa Ndiaga Yade|
|86th min||PSG||Fabian Ruiz||—|
Troyes (3-4-3, right to left): 30. Gallon (GK) — 22. Zoukrou, 23. Rami, 4. Palmer-Brown — 19. Bruus (T. Balde, 68′), 24. Chavalerin, 8. Agoume (Kouame, 68′), 39. Larouci (Yade, 80′) — 29. Odobert, 7. M. Balde, 9. Ugbo (Lopes, 80′).
PSG (3-5-2, right to left): 99. Donnarumma (GK) — 4. Ramos, 5. Marquinhos, 15. Danilo — 33. Zaire-Emery, 8. Fabian, 6. Verratti (Sanches, 80′), 17. Vitinha (Gharbi, 93′), 14. Bernat — 7. Mbappe, 44. Ekitike (Soler, 80′).