Midfielder Ander Herrera scored twice and Kylian Mbappe added another as French league leader Paris Saint-Germain routed promoted Clermont 4-0 on Saturday to form it five straight wins. Midfielder Idrissa Gueye came off the bench to feature the fourth goal midway through the last half . Clermont lost for the primary time after a bright start to Ligue 1. Italy’s European Championship star goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, made his debut for PSG, whose home fans must wait a short time longer to ascertain Lionel Messi at Parc des Princes.
The Argentina star scored a score in World Cup qualifying on Thursday but was rested alongside countrymen Angel Di Maria and Leandro Paredes and Brazil star Neymar. Following international duty, they might return on Wednesday when PSG opens its Champions League campaign away to Bruges. Messi could make his home debut next Sunday against Lyon. But Mbappe shook off a minor calf injury sustained on international duty with France and he finished confidently from Danilo Pereira’s pass within the 54th minute.
Herrera grabbed a rare brace with first-half goals and Gueye struck within the 64th. In the late game, striker Bamba Dieng scored both goals as Marseille won at lowly Monaco 2-0 to maneuver up to 3rd place. Dieng was difficult to contain for Monaco’s defense, hitting the post twice before his first goal within the 36th. He added his second within the 59th. Marseille has 10 goals thus far, with only PSG netting more with 16. Monaco finished third last season but has won just one occasion and sits in 14th place before Sunday’s games. “Four points from five games aren’t what we were expecting, but that is the way things are,” Monaco coach Niko Kovac said. “They deserved to win and will have finished 4-0 today, well done to them. we’d like to enhance as soon as possible.”
Surprise front-runner Anger looks to take care of its unbeaten run when it travels to play struggling Brest. Nice is additionally unbeaten before a visit to Nantes and Lyon must find form reception to Strasbourg Lyon coach Peter Bosz remains going to grips together with his new role after replacing Rudi Garcia and has won just one occasion. Lyon’s defense must improve quickly after leaking seven goals in four matches.