PSG beat Montpellier 3-0 easily ahead of Champions League game vs. AC Milan

Paris Saint-Germain v Montpellier HSC - Ligue 1 Uber Eats
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PSG had no trouble dominating a struggling Montpellier side this weekend, securing a 3-0 victory at the Parc des Princes, and temporarily moving atop the Ligue 1 table before Nice play their own game on Sunday aiming at retaking possession of the first place.

Paris Saint-Germain secured their fourth consecutive league victory, maintaining a trend of scoring three goals per game in that span without failing. The match opened with an early goal from Lee Kang-in in the 10th minute, setting the tone for Luis Enrique's team to control the game from the early stages.

Despite Montpellier's initial attempts to press high up the pitch, PSG just proved to be a bit too much for their opponents.

As the match progressed, PSG's dominance continued into the second half, with Warren Zaire-Emery making a significant impact on the game as it's been the case all season long despite his age. A combination with Ousmane Dembele led to a brilliant backheel and a goal in the 58th minute, extending PSG's lead to 2-0.

Montpellier simply struggled to contain PSG's attacking prowess, and they ended up surrendering the third and final goal of the game in a play that saw Vitinha scoring off an Achraf Hakimi offer in the 66th minute, sealing PSG's triumph.

The victory positioned PSG at the top of the league entering Sunday, though it's still unknown if they will go to sleep atop the table with Nice facing Rennes on Sunday and with a chance to retake the lead if they win their game.