PSG ROMP TO 40 WIN WITHOUT NEYMAR, MBAPPE
PARIS: Kylian Mbappe and Neymar watched on from the stands as Paris Saint-germain prepared for their Champions League trip to Liverpool with an emphatic 4-0 win over Saint-etienne in Ligue 1.
Julian Draxler, Edinson Cavani, Angel di Maria and youngster Moussa Diaby all found the net at the Parc des Princes to allow PSG to make it five wins from five games at the start of their defence of the French title.
It was a fine win for PSG, who have already scored 17 goals in the league this season, and Thomas Tuchel is the first coach to win his first five league games in charge of the club.
“We’ve won five times and that shows we still have a hunger to continue winning,” said Tuchel. “I’m pleased also that we’ve played without having our heads turned by the game on Tuesday.” Mbappe was absent as he began a three-match ban handed down following his red card in the win at Nimes, and Neymar sat alongside him in the crowd, rested after playing for Brazil in a friendly in midweek.