PSG emerged victorious in a challenging clash against Brest on Sunday, securing a crucial 3-2 win in MD10 of Ligue 1 with Kylian Mbappe delivering a decisive brace.
From the early minutes, Paris pressed aggressively, testing Brest's goalkeeper Marco Bizot. The breakthrough came in the 16th minute when Warren Zaire-Emery capitalized on Bradley Barcola's excellent play to fire a shot into Bizot's top corner and hitting paydirt.
Despite Brest's attempts to counter, Kylian Mbappe extended PSG's lead by finishing a swift counter-attack in the 28th minute.
Brest fought back, with Steve Mounie heading in a goal just before halftime, narrowing the score to 2-1. The second half saw Brest continuing their resurgence, with Jeremy Le Douaron's header bringing the score to a 2-2 draw by the 52nd minute.
As Brest pressed on, threatening Paris Saint-Germain's defense, the turning point came when Lilian Brassier fouled Randal Kolo Muani inside the box, conceding a penalty. Mbappe was tasked with kicking it, capitalizing on the opportunity, and securing the victory for PSG with the game already into the 88th minute.
The win, however, was not without controversy, as Mbappe exited the field amid a chorus of disapproval from the Brest fans in the stands.
Ultimately, PSG navigated the storm and earned a deserved yet tough victory, maintaining their position in the championship race and avoiding a potentially costly setback in Brest with a game against Monaco looming on the horizon.
PSG wraps up MD10 sitting second in the Ligue 1 table with 21 points, sandwhiched by Nice (22) and Monaco (20), all of them with 10 games played.