Monaco US captain Wissam Ben Yedder celebrates after scoring a penalty against PSG.© AFP
Paris Saint-Germain were beaten 3-0 in Monaco on Sunday after Wissam Ben Yedder’s double, as Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were shown yellow cards in a fierce Ligue 1 encounter. The champions remain 15 points ahead of second-placed Marseille at the top of Ligue 1. after a fourth league defeat of the season for Mauricio Pochettino’s men, who have been shaken since being relegated from the Champions League by Real Madrid. Nice could close the gap to 12 points if they beat Marseille in a Ligue 1 match late Sunday.
Monaco captain Ben Yedder is now Ligue 1’s top scorer with 18 goals after scoring in the 25th minute from a rebound, and a penalty in the 84th minute.
Ben Yedder also helped build German striker Kevin Volland’s goal for Monaco, making it 2-0 in the 68th minute in what was the real turning point of the game as PSG began to chase.
Mbappe and Neymar started for PSG and had several chances as the visitors enjoyed the biggest ball possession.
Mbappe said the bitterness of the Champions League defeat earlier this month was still felt at the club.
“We can win 8-0 and nobody cares, they just think about the Champions League,” he said.
“We have to stay professional, think of our family,” said Mbappe, who is full of praise for the old club.
“They are a great team, playing in European competitions,” said the 23 -year -old.
Monaco coach from Belgium Philippe Clement can also thank ‘his goalkeeper Alexander Nuebel, who made important saves from Mbappe, Neymar and Moroccan robber Achraf Hakimi.
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