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PSG beat Monaco in French curtain-raiser

Pin Alves and Rabiot scored for PSG as they beat Monaco 2-1 to win the French Super Cup. AFP
Alves and Rabiot scored for PSG as they beat Monaco 2-1 to win the French Super Cup. AFP

PSG beat Monaco in French curtain-raiser

Tom Smith by Tom Smith @besoccer_com - 0 2,857

PSG came from behind at the Grand Stade to beat reigning Ligue 1 champions Monaco 2-1 in Lille.

 

In a fiery first half, Monaco started the game stronger and had the majority of possession. Mbappe had the ball in the net within ten minutes but was correctly ruled offside. The young striker had an impressive first half, demonstrating why he is being linked with a world-record move to Real Madrid.

Monaco made their possession count when Youri Tielemans picked up the ball in the middle of the park and played a delightful through ball for Djibril Sidibé to run onto. The Frenchman found himself one on with PSG keeper Alphonse Areola and calmly chipped over to score the opening goal.

PSG started the second half with more intent than the first. After earning a free-kick 28 yards out, new summer signing Dani Alves stepped up and drilled the ball into the top left corner to level the match. Alves was then involved in PSG's second delivering a cross for Rabiot to run onto and head into the Monaco goal. 

PSG closed out the game with ease to win the French Super Cup. Now the attention can turn back to the world-record transfer speculation of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

 

Tom Smith

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