Another weekend, another easy win for a PSG team that once found their rhythm in the domestic Ligue 1 have never looked back. PSG defeated Le Havre 2-0 away from Paris an earned their seventh consecutive win in the league on Sunday.
The match took an unexpected twist early when PSG goalkeeper Gigi Donnarumma's error trying to clear a ball led to a red card for the GK, leaving the team with ten players after just ten minutes of play.
Despite this setback, PSG was rresilien and simply too talented for the lesser Le Havre, with Kylian Mbappe and Vitinha scoring the goals for the Parisian side in the first and second halves respectively.
Mbappe's clinical finish in the 23rd minute following a combination with fellow Frenchman Ousmane Dembele put PSG ahead. The superstar missed a subsequent chance, but Le Havre failed to capitalize on their own opportunities, so no harm was done to PSG.
Le Havre attempted a comeback in the second half, introducing some changes but not really troubling PSG. That said, reserve goalkeeper Arnau Tenas had to work a ton in his debut at PSG, though he passed the test smoothly and made some critical saves along the way.
Vitinha, seizing an opportunity in the 89th minute, capitalized on a deflected shot by Gauthier Lloris to secure PSG's victory late.
The win extends PSG's lead in the Ligue 1 standings with the Parisian team holding a four-point advantage over their most-immediate competitors.