Mbappe on target as PSG beat Brest

Paris St-Germain returned to winning ways with Kylian Mbappe on target in a victory over Brest that takes them 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

PSG were without other stars including Lionel Messi and Neymar, but were still too good for their opponents.

Mbappe fired in the opener from the edge of the box – his 19th goal of the season and 10th in the league.

Thilo Kehrer made sure of the points with a wonderful side-footed volley from Nuno Mendes’ cross.

It was the defender’s second goal in as many league games following his equaliser against Lyon last weekend. He had only previously scored two Ligue 1 goals in total in 70 appearances.

The win extended PSG’s unbeaten run in Ligue 1 to 12 games, but was just a second victory in the last six.

They have endured significant disruption to their glittering side, including an injury to Neymar, Messi testing positive for Covid-19, and players including Achraf Hakimi and Idrissa Gueye taking part in the Africa Cup of Nations.



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