Ligue 1: PSG beat Montpellier 4-0 – Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi put poor Montpellier to the sword in a 4-0 Paris Saint-Germain win, their first since being confirmed as Ligue 1 champions. Paris Saint-Germain do not know how long they will be able to call on Kylian Mbappe, but he was a joy to watch alongside Lionel Messi. Follow LIGUE 1 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN
Ligue 1: PSG beat Montpellier 4-0 with goals from Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Di Maria, Watch Paris Saint-Germain beat Montpellier HIGHLIGHTS
That front three quickly had Montpellier on the back foot, with just six minutes played when Mbappe’s square pass was dummied by Di Maria for Messi to aim a left-footed finish into the bottom-right corner.
Dimitry Bertaud had saved well from Messi moments before that goal and soon would again from Mbappe, but he was helpless in the face of an onslaught.
Mbappe’s sublime outside-of-the-boot pass set Messi away to round the goalkeeper and score the second, before the pair attempted to link up a third time and Di Maria netted instead – his volley deflected beyond Bertaud after Mbappe’s cross was headed only half-clear.
Ligue 1: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Di Maria get on the scoresheet
Mbappe hit the post from a Messi pass before the half-time whistle, which scarcely disrupted PSG’s rhythm.
A rare loose Mbappe touch only invited a clumsy challenge from Arnaud Souquet, allowing the forward to coolly convert from the penalty spot.
Mbappe was just offside before he laid on another goal for Di Maria, which was ruled out, and PSG finally slowed to Montpellier’s relief, settling for four.
PSG’s run of three draws is over, and they’re now unbeaten in their last eight. They’ll be rounding off their season at home against Metz before they lift the trophy next week. Montpellier’s winless run continues, and Dall-Oglio will be hoping they can finish their season with a win against Angers.