No need for Neymar - Lionel Messi & Kylian Mbappe are better as a duo! PSG winners & losers as Ligue 1 leaders see off Marseille in impressive style
PSG spent most of Sunday proving that it helps to have two of the best players in the world. The Parisians weren't always good, but they relied on their stars, who took over in the big moments to inspire a 3-0 victory that takes them eight points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 standings.
After being pinned back for the first 20 minutes, PSG exploded. Mbappe was first, darting behind the Marseille backline, latching on to Messi's pass, and finding the bottom corner.
Messi followed shortly after, this time turning home a cross from Mbappe to give the Ligue 1 leaders a 2-0 lead. The 35-year-old's simple finish was his 700th goal at club level, and he is now just one goal away from matching Cristiano Ronaldo's all-time European record.
The duo hit on the break again shortly after half time. Messi provided the pass, with a lovely curled chip into the path of Mbappe. The forward buried it with aplomb, guiding the ball into the far corner with an outside-of-the-foot volley for his 200th goal in a PSG shirt - level with Edinson Cavani as the club's all-time record scorer.
Marseille had some chances as the half wore on, but Gianluigi Donnarumma made a series of neat saves, while PSG's backline produced a handful of important clearances.
For all of the criticism levelled at PSG and head coach Christophe Galtier, the Ligue 1 leaders still have Mbappe and Messi. That, as it turns out, is a good thing.
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