Preview - Metz vs PSG 9 Sep

Started by Bensergi, Sep 08, 2017, 05:52 PM

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Metz vs PSG

A silent prayer will probably go out to rock-bottom Metz as PSG are set to unleash their super attacking trident of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani for the first time. Mbappe, who scored 26 goals in 44 Monaco appearances last season, is on loan for a year. The deal can be made permanent for a reported 180 million euros. It's two ends of the spectrum really with PSG having won all four of their games, while Metz have not even got off the board. Neymar has been paying huge installments of his mega transfer fee, netting three goals and assists in as many Ligue 1 matches. Marco Verratti misses out due to suspension, while Angel Di Maria is absent after sustaining an injury while on international duty with Argentina.


Match Stats:

  • Metz 1-5 PSG
  • Shots: 6-21
  • Possession: 34%-66%
  • Corner kicks: 6-7

Kylian Mbappe scored on his debut for Paris St-Germain as the Ligue 1 leaders maintained their perfect start to the season with a 5-1 win at Metz.

The 18-year-old - who will cost PSG 180m euros (£165.7m) when he makes his loan move from Monaco permanent next summer - impressed throughout alongside the world's most expensive player Neymar.

But bottom-of-the-table Metz were holding their own at 1-1 until former Tottenham defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto was questionably sent off for fouling Mbappe.

That was the turning point as Mbappe then drilled home from 20 yards to put Unai Emery's side back ahead.

Neymar, Edinson Cavani's second of the game and a tap-in for substitute Lucas added some gloss to the eventual scoreline.

The defeat leaves Metz without a point this season, while champions Monaco have the chance to draw level with PSG at the top when they travel to Nice on Saturday.

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