PSG crush Monaco 4-1 to extend Ligue 1 lead

PSG’s Thiago Silva in action against AS Monaco's Balde Keita at the Stade Louis II January 15, 2020. — Reuters pic
PSG’s Thiago Silva in action against AS Monaco's Balde Keita at the Stade Louis II January 15, 2020. — Reuters pic

PARIS, Jan 16 — Paris St Germain secured a convincing 4-1 victory at Monaco in a rescheduled game to open an eight-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 standings yesterday.

Three days after the sides drew 3-3 at the Parc des Princes, Kylian Mbappe scored twice, Neymar netted a penalty and second-half substitute Pablo Sarabia was also on target for PSG, while Tiemoue Bakayoko briefly reduced the arrears for Monaco.

PSG moved to 49 points from 20 games and have clear water between themselves and second-placed Olympique de Marseille on 41.

Stade Rennais are five points further adrift in third after the Brittany side beat Nimes 1-0 away courtesy of a second-half Adrien Hunou goal yesterday.

Monaco are ninth on 29 points. — Reuters

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