PSG Dominates Monaco with 5-2 Victory Ahead of Crucial Champions League Clash with Newcastle United (video highlights)

In a commanding performance, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) secured a resounding 5-2 victory against Monaco in Ligue 1 on Friday, solidifying their position at the top of the league table. The defending champions showcased their dominance, with Ousmane Dembele scoring his debut goal in spectacular fashion.

The game opened with Goncalo Ramos netting an early goal for PSG, setting the tone for the match. However, a goalkeeping error by Gianluigi Donnarumma allowed Takumi Minamino to equalize for Monaco. Kylian Mbappe, facing his former club, restored PSG’s lead with a penalty, and second-half goals by Dembele and Vitinha further extended their advantage.

Despite Folarin Balogun pulling one back for Monaco, substitute Randal Kolo Muani sealed PSG’s victory in stoppage time. With this win, PSG has now won seven and drawn one of their last eight Ligue 1 games, maintaining their lead in the league.

“The most important thing was the attitude shown by the players after the international break,” commented PSG coach Luis Enrique. Despite the limited preparation time after the break, PSG demonstrated resilience and determination on the field.

The victory serves as a significant boost for PSG as they prepare for a crucial home Champions League clash with Newcastle United on Tuesday. The Qatar-backed team faces the risk of an early exit from the Champions League group stage if they do not secure a win in the upcoming match.

“Monaco is a team on the same level as us and also aspires to win the league, so it is a good result,” added Luis Enrique. The coach emphasized the importance of the upcoming Champions League match against Newcastle and the need for a victorious performance.

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Marquinhos and Warren Zaire-Emery were absent due to injuries sustained during international duty, providing opportunities for Nordi Mukiele and Fabian Ruiz to start for PSG. Ramos, preferred over Kolo Muani, opened the scoring in the 18th minute, capitalizing on a Donnarumma spill after a Dembele shot.

Monaco had missed a golden opportunity earlier when Soungoutou Magassa failed to convert a header. However, a Donnarumma error led to Minamino’s equalizer. Mbappe’s penalty and goals by Dembele and Vitinha secured PSG’s lead, highlighting their offensive prowess.

The defeat is a setback for Monaco’s title aspirations, and coach Adi Huetter acknowledged the defensive lapses that contributed to the loss. PSG’s dominating performance reaffirms their status as a top-tier team in French football.

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