Dembele breaks his drought and PSG remains leader after beating Monaco 5-2

PSG vs AS Monaco: French Ligue 1
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The Parc des Princes witnessed a thrilling and captivating football spectacle on Friday, November 24, 2023, as PSG squared off against AS Monaco in a match that left fans on the edge of their seats, captivated by every move on the pitch.

Right from the opening whistle, Paris Saint-Germain showcased their dominance and determination, aiming to break the deadlock and dictate the game's pace. Goncalo Ramos ignited the Parisian spark in the 18th minute, sending the crowd into a frenzy with a goal that opened the scoring.

Yet, AS Monaco swiftly responded. Takumi Minamino capitalized on an error by goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, leveling the score just four minutes later, creating a moment of uncertainty in the stadium.

The undeniable talent of Kylian Mbappe shone through with a masterfully executed penalty, reclaiming the lead for PSG near the end of the first half and taking the score to 2-1.

The second half was filled with intense emotions. Ousmane Dembele, after 15 goalless games, broke the drought with a spectacular goal in the 70th minute, followed by Vitinha two minutes later, extending PSG's lead to a convincing 4-1.

AS Monaco sought to mount a comeback, and Folarin Balogun found the net for his team in the 75th minute, injecting excitement into the final stretch of the game. Despite Monaco's efforts, the score remained unchanged until the 90th minute when Randal Kolo Muani netted PSG's fifth goal, securing a resounding 5-2 victory.

The result propels Paris Saint-Germain to the top of Ligue 1 with 30 points, solidifying their position as frontrunners for the French championship.

Looking ahead to their next challenge, PSG prepares to face Newcastle United on Tuesday, November 28, in the UEFA Champions League group stage. Following this emphatic win, the Parisian squad aims to maintain their relentless pace and continue their success both domestically and on the European stage.