French Ligue 1
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Nimes 0-4 PSG: Kylian Mbappe scores twice in ruthless display

Kylian Mbappe scores
Kylian Mbappe has four goals and two assists in the French league so far this season

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as a much-changed Paris St-Germain side comfortably beat Nimes, who were down to 10 men for 78 minutes.

Mbappe rounded the keeper to slot it into an empty net in the first half before racing away to score his second to make it 3-0 to PSG.

Full-back Alessandro Florenzi scored with a close-range header after hitting the post twice.

And Spaniard Pablo Sarabia, who set up Florenzi, made it 4-0 late on.

Nimes defender Loick Landre was sent off for a reckless challenge on Rafinha after he caught him in the stomach with his studs in the 12th minute.

Midfielder Rafinha, who joined the French champions on a three-year deal from Barcelona this month, was impressive throughout and picked up an assist before being substituted in the second half.

It was a ruthless display by PSG, who dominated the game following the sending-off and had numerous chances to score - Mbappe came close with a headed effort, while Ander Herrera was denied from close range in the first half.

PSG were without key forward Neymar, who was left out of the squad after playing for Brazil - and scoring a hat-trick - in their World Cup qualifying win over Peru on Wednesday.

Everton striker Moise Kean, who joined PSG on loan until the end of the season, made his debut but was unable to get on the score sheet despite heading on to the crossbar late in the second half.

Line-ups

Nîmes

  • 30Reynet
  • 21Burner
  • 5LandreBooked at 12mins
  • 26Miguel
  • 15Paquiez
  • 8DeauxBooked at 6mins
  • 18CubasSubstituted forMartinezat 54'minutes
  • 12FombaSubstituted forAhlinviat 85'minutes
  • 7EliassonSubstituted forLudivin Majougaat 85'minutes
  • 25RouxSubstituted forAribiat 67'minutes
  • 20RipartSubstituted forKonéat 85'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Meling
  • 4Martinez
  • 11Ahlinvi
  • 13Aribi
  • 16Lionel Dias
  • 27Denkey
  • 28Koné
  • 29Alakouch
  • 33Ludivin Majouga

PSG

  • 1Navas
  • 24FlorenziSubstituted forRuiz-Atilat 84'minutes
  • 22Diallo
  • 3Kimpembe
  • 25Bakker
  • 27GueyeBooked at 20mins
  • 8ParedesSubstituted forHerreraat 11'minutes
  • 12RafinhaBooked at 18minsSubstituted forDagbaat 58'minutes
  • 19Sarabia
  • 18Kean
  • 7MbappéSubstituted forRodríguezat 84'minutes

Substitutes

  • 16Rico
  • 21Herrera
  • 31Dagba
  • 32Pembele
  • 33Kapo
  • 34Simons
  • 35Rodríguez
  • 36Ruiz-Atil
  • 37Fadiga
Referee:
Clément Turpin
Attendance:
3,526

Match Stats

Home TeamNîmesAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home24%
Away76%
Shots
Home5
Away30
Shots on Target
Home2
Away11
Corners
Home1
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away12

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Nîmes 0, Paris Saint Germain 4.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Nîmes 0, Paris Saint Germain 4.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain).

  4. Post update

    Lucas Deaux (Nîmes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Goal!

    Goal! Nîmes 0, Paris Saint Germain 4. Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Dagba.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Karim Aribi (Nîmes).

  8. Post update

    Moise Kean (Paris Saint Germain) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a cross.

  9. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Kays Ruiz-Atil (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Florian Miguel.

  11. Substitution

    Substitution, Nîmes. Marco Ludivin Majouga replaces Niclas Eliasson.

  12. Substitution

    Substitution, Nîmes. Matteo Ahlinvi replaces Lamine Fomba.

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Nîmes. Moussa Koné replaces Renaud Ripart.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Kays Ruiz-Atil replaces Alessandro Florenzi.

  15. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Jesé replaces Kylian Mbappé.

  16. Goal!

    Goal! Nîmes 0, Paris Saint Germain 3. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a through ball.

  17. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.

  18. Post update

    Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Niclas Eliasson (Nîmes).

  20. Post update

    Corner, Nîmes. Conceded by Idrissa Gueye.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 16th October 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG75021631315
2Rennes7430158715
3Lille642092714
4Lens6411106413
5Montpellier6312128410
6Monaco631298110
7Saint-Étienne631287110
8Nice631278-110
9Bordeaux62316249
10Marseille62317709
11Brest63031012-29
12Angers6303714-79
13Nîmes7223911-28
14Lyon61417527
15Metz62136607
16Nantes612369-35
17Lorient6114913-44
18Strasbourg6105413-93
19Reims6024510-52
20Dijon7025414-102
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