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PSG win Ligue 1 as Mbappe scores hat-trick; Notre Dame tribute; Neymar returns

Kylian Mbappe
Kylian Mbappe (pictured) and his team-mates wore shirts with an image of the cathedral on the front and its name on the back

Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick as Paris St-Germain celebrated winning Ligue 1 by beating Monaco on a day of tributes to Notre Dame cathedral.

PSG's eighth crown was confirmed earlier when second-placed Lille were held to a goalless draw at Toulouse.

Mbappe then produced a great display to see off the 2016-17 champions.

PSG's players wore shirts with their names replaced by 'Notre Dame' in a game where forward Neymar played for the first time since January.

The Brazilian, who cost PSG 222m euros (£200m) in 2017, recently recovered from another metatarsal injury and came on after the break.

But his return was overshadowed by former Monaco forward Mbappe's superb hat-trick. Mbappe's first came in the 15th minute when he produced a great poked finish following a swift counter-attack involving Moussa Diaby.

His second was another carefully placed strike from Dani Alves' through ball and the Brazilian also set him up for the third, which was a close-range finish. The France international is now the youngest player to score 30 goals in a single Ligue 1 season.

Russian midfielder Aleksandr Golovin fired in a consolation effort for struggling Monaco 10 minutes from time.

PSG have now won the title six times in the past seven seasons, and the Parisians could win the domestic double when they face Stade Rennais in the French Cup final next Saturday.

Kylian Mbappe (right)
Mbappe became the second PSG player to score at least three Ligue 1 hat-tricks in a single season, after Carlos Bianchi in 1977-78 (four)
Neymar (left)
Neymar (left) came on after the break having been out for four months with a foot injury
A banner with the Paris motto was on display inside Parc des Princes
A banner with the city of Paris motto Fluctuat Nec Mergitur was on display inside Parc des Princes - it translates as "[she] is rocked [by the waves], but does not sink"

Line-ups

PSG

  • 16Areola
  • 4KehrerSubstituted forat 90+1'minutes
  • 5Marquinhos
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 31Dagba
  • 8ParedesSubstituted forCavaniat 73'minutes
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forDraxlerat 76'minutes
  • 20KurzawaSubstituted forNeymarat 45'minutes
  • 13Alves da Silva
  • 27Diaby
  • 7Mbappé

Substitutes

  • 1Buffon
  • 9Cavani
  • 10Neymar
  • 11Di María
  • 23Draxler

Monaco

  • 1SubasicSubstituted forBenaglioat 13'minutes
  • 39Henrichs
  • 25GlikBooked at 30mins
  • 32Badiashile Mukinayi
  • 2Ballo-Toure
  • 29Gelson Martins
  • 5JemersonSubstituted forAholouat 66'minutes
  • 15Adrien Silva
  • 7Rony Lopes
  • 17Golovin
  • 9FalcaoSubstituted forAlves Moraisat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Aholou
  • 6N'Doram
  • 11Alves Morais
  • 16Benaglio
  • 20Chadli
  • 24Raggi
  • 34Sylla
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
43,581

Match Stats

Home TeamPSGAway TeamMonaco
Possession
Home63%
Away37%
Shots
Home10
Away15
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home3
Away4
Fouls
Home13
Away9

Live Text

Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Monaco 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 3, Monaco 1.

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rony Lopes (Monaco).

Foul by Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain).

Fode Ballo-Toure (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Carlos Vinicius (Monaco).

Thilo Kehrer went off injured after Paris Saint Germain had used all subs.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Moussa Diaby (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Gelson Martins (Monaco).

Attempt blocked. Rony Lopes (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain).

Gelson Martins (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, Paris Saint Germain. Kylian Mbappé tries a through ball, but Edinson Cavani is caught offside.

Attempt missed. Rony Lopes (Monaco) left footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Gelson Martins.

Neymar (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jean Eudes Aholou (Monaco).

Goal!

Goal! Paris Saint Germain 3, Monaco 1. Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Carlos Vinicius.

Foul by Thilo Kehrer (Paris Saint Germain).

Rony Lopes (Monaco) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Foul by Dani Alves (Paris Saint Germain).

Jean Eudes Aholou (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Fode Ballo-Toure (Monaco) because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Julian Draxler replaces Marco Verratti because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Marco Verratti (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Attempt blocked. Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Vinicius.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Substitution

Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Edinson Cavani replaces Leandro Paredes.

Delay in match Colin Dagba (Paris Saint Germain) because of an injury.

Attempt missed. Adrien Silva (Monaco) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right. Assisted by Rony Lopes.

Attempt missed. Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high. Assisted by Fode Ballo-Toure with a cross.

Offside, Monaco. Diego Benaglio tries a through ball, but Carlos Vinicius is caught offside.

Substitution

Substitution, Monaco. Jean Eudes Aholou replaces Jemerson.

Foul by Marquinhos (Paris Saint Germain).

Aleksandr Golovin (Monaco) wins a free kick on the right wing.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Sunday 21st April 2019

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG33273395276884
2Lille33198654282665
3Lyon33178855411459
4Saint-Étienne33168950371356
5Marseille33166115244854
6Montpellier331312847371051
7Reims33111573234-248
8Nice33139112330-748
9Nîmes33137134948146
10Strasbourg331014955431244
11Rennes331110124546-143
12Angers33914104040041
13Nantes33117154144-340
14Bordeaux33911133136-538
15Toulouse33812133046-1636
16Monaco33711153249-1732
17Amiens3388172848-2032
18Dijon3377192750-2328
19Caen33511172547-2226
20Guingamp3359192460-3624
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