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Monaco beat PSG in stunning comeback

Monaco celebrate
Kevin Volland scored twice as Monaco came from 2-0 down to win

Monaco came from two goals down to end Paris St-Germain's eight-match winning streak in Ligue 1, moving second with a stunning victory.

PSG's Kylian Mbappe scored two first-half goals on his return from injury.

But Monaco came out transformed after the break, as Kevin Volland scored twice past Keylor Navas in 14 second-half minutes.

Cesc Fabregas completed the comeback after Abdou Diallo gave away a penalty and saw red six minutes from time.

PSG were dominant in the first half, scoring twice and having a further two goals disallowed as Moise Kean and Mbappe were both denied by the offside flag.

But Fabregas' half-time arrival completely altered the dynamic of the game, and PSG struggled to cope with the Spaniard's accomplished passing.

They had conceded just one goal in eight league games prior to the game, but were not at their best against the 2016-17 Ligue 1 winners despite the return of attacking trio Mbappe, Neymar and Kean.

Monaco, without captain Wissam Ben Yedder after a positive coronavirus test, fielded a young team, with eight players in the starting XI under the age of 23.

Line-ups

Monaco

  • 30Mannone
  • 34Matsima
  • 20Disasi
  • 32Badiashile Mukinayi
  • 2Ballo-ToureSubstituted forCaio Henriqueat 45'minutes
  • 11Gelson MartinsSubstituted forMatazoat 90+4'minutes
  • 22FofanaBooked at 35mins
  • 8TchouameniSubstituted forMorris Luísat 90+1'minutes
  • 37DiopSubstituted forJoveticat 90+2'minutes
  • 31Volland
  • 13GeubbelsSubstituted forFàbregasat 45'minutesBooked at 87mins

Substitutes

  • 1Majecki
  • 3Maripán
  • 4Fàbregas
  • 10Jovetic
  • 12Caio Henrique
  • 21Pavlovic
  • 35Morris Luís
  • 36Matazo
  • 38Millot

PSG

  • 1Navas
  • 31Dagba
  • 22DialloBooked at 83mins
  • 3KimpembeBooked at 88mins
  • 20KurzawaSubstituted forBakkerat 68'minutes
  • 11Di MaríaSubstituted forNeymarat 60'minutes
  • 15DaniloBooked at 20minsSubstituted forParedesat 69'minutes
  • 12RafinhaSubstituted forFlorenziat 85'minutes
  • 19Sarabia
  • 7MbappéSubstituted forRuiz-Atilat 69'minutesBooked at 80mins
  • 18Kean

Substitutes

  • 5Marquinhos
  • 8Paredes
  • 10Neymar
  • 16Rico
  • 24Florenzi
  • 25Bakker
  • 32Pembele
  • 33Fadiga
  • 36Ruiz-Atil
Referee:
Clément Turpin

Match Stats

Home TeamMonacoAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home53%
Away47%
Shots
Home15
Away9
Shots on Target
Home5
Away4
Corners
Home2
Away1
Fouls
Home12
Away19

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Monaco 3, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Monaco 3, Paris Saint Germain 2.

  3. Post update

    Hand ball by Neymar (Paris Saint Germain).

  4. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Eliot Matazo replaces Gelson Martins.

  5. Post update

    Benoit Badiashile Mukinayi (Monaco) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  6. Post update

    Foul by Kays Ruiz-Atil (Paris Saint Germain).

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Stevan Jovetic replaces Sofiane Diop.

  8. Post update

    Cesc Fàbregas (Monaco) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Leandro Paredes (Paris Saint Germain).

  10. Substitution

    Substitution, Monaco. Florentino Luís replaces Aurelien Tchouameni because of an injury.

  11. Booking

    Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  12. Post update

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

  13. Post update

    Foul by Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain).

  14. Booking

    Cesc Fàbregas (Monaco) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Cesc Fàbregas (Monaco).

  16. Post update

    Colin Dagba (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  17. Substitution

    Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Alessandro Florenzi replaces Rafinha.

  18. Post update

    Goal! Monaco 3, Paris Saint Germain 2. Cesc Fàbregas (Monaco) converts the penalty with a right footed shot to the top left corner.

  19. Dismissal

    Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint Germain) is shown the red card.

  20. Post update

    VAR Decision: Card upgraded Abdou Diallo (Paris Saint Germain).

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Scores, Results & Fixtures

Friday 20th November 2020

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1PSG118032862224
2Monaco116232016420
3Lille105411771019
4Marseille9531128418
5Rennes115331815318
6Lyon104511710717
7Montpellier105231613317
8Nice105231512317
9Angers105141520-516
10Metz10433118315
11Bordeaux114341011-115
12Lens84221414014
13Brest104061522-712
14Nantes93241113-211
15Saint-Étienne103161015-510
16Reims102351618-29
17Lorient102261217-58
18Nîmes102261019-98
19Strasbourg102081019-96
20Dijon10046519-144
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