PSG player ratings v Brest: Mbappe 7, Gueye 8, Icardi 5

No Neymar or Messi but third straight win for Paris club

Paris Saint-Germain were missing Neymar and Lionel Messi but recorded their third straight league win with a 4-2 triumph at Brest.

Substitute Angel Di Maria sealed the victory after a counterattack in injury time just as Brest threatened an equaliser.

Ander Herrera opened the scoring in the 23rd minute when Brest’s defence could only half-clear Kylian Mbappe’s cross.

Mbappe capitalised on some more poor defending to head the visitors’ second goal in the 36th minute, but Franck Honorat pulled one back for Brest in the 42nd after Romain Faivre found him in space.

Brest forward Irvin Cardona should have scored shortly before Idrissa Gueye got the visitors’ third goal with a long-range effort inside the left post in the 72nd minute.

Steve Mounie set up a frenetic finale with Brest’s second goal in the 85th before Di Maria quashed the home fans' hopes of a surprise result with his late goal.

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Updated: August 21st 2021, 5:23 AM
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