Paris beats Dijon thanks to double Kean and Mbappé



Sometimes two without three. And that’s not bad already. Moise kean (finally) scored his first two goals with Paris in Ligue 1, this Saturday, an evening when the players of Thomas tuchel continued their unbeaten streak against Dijon (4-0). If the players of Stephane Jobard have still not won in Ligue 1 this season, they have simply never won at the Parc des Princes in six trips. A stadium where they have also still not scored a single goal against PSG.

Moise Kean therefore did better than all the DFCO players who came to face the club from the capital in its prestressed concrete enclosure. That many Parisian recruits, too, since he became the first player to score a double during his first tenure at the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 since Neymar (against Toulouse, August 20, 2017). All in twenty minutes, after nine balloons touched and at the conclusion of two nice collective movements. With the flat of the right foot, first, on a center of Mitchel bakker came from left to right which he cut at the near post (1-0, 3rd). From another flat of the right foot, then, after that Neymar performed a nice number during which he notably eliminated Didier Ndong before offering the double to the Italian, lonely on the right of the surface (2-0, 32nd).

Mbappé replaces Kean and also scores a double

A double, the 20-year-old striker had not registered since March 2019. He was playing with Juventus against Udinese and it took him 19 minutes more to score two goals (39 ‘). He then tasted this joy for the second time (4-1 victory). The first was with Hellas Verona against Fiorentina, in January 2018 (4-2 victory). He could even have scored his first career hat-trick if he could have knocked his head back on a cross. Pablo Sarabia (4th) or more to wrap this strike at the start of the second period, passed to the right of the Saturnin Allagbé (50th). This possible hat-trick would have helped Paris Saint-Germain to maintain their goal average against Dijon at home (4, for 21 goals scored in 5 matches).

Kylian Mbappé, who came into play instead of the Italian (79th), took care of it. Served by Neymar’s second assist, he made the head spin Bruno Ecuele Manga a stepover before slipping the ball between those of Allagbé (3-0, 82nd). He then imitated the Italian by scoring a brace a few minutes later. During a delicious collective movement, Neymar found Sarabia on the right of the surface which, with a touch, gave Mbappé to the empty goal (4-0, 88th). The sixth and seventh goals in Ligue 1 for the French international since the start of the season, which put him at the top of the scorers’ standings and bring the number of goals scored by Paris against Dijon to 25 in 6 home matches.

Allagbé held on, Baldé and Dina Ebimbe missed

Several Parisians had so far failed against the Beninese goalkeeper. Neymar, first, sent a 5.5m header on the post of the former Niortais before the rebound prevented him from framing his second attempt (8th). Two free kicks from the Brazilian playmaker, hit at the entrance to the area, also did not find the frame (20th, 80th). Sarabia, with a shot not sufficiently wound then a volley from the left (23rd, 52nd) then found the goalkeeper’s gloves passed by the ASPAC Cotonou. Danilo Pereira -repositioned in central defense- also, a header from a corner (31st). In the second period, Neymar (49th, 76th) then Sarabia (52nd), again them, finally allowed Allagbé to make his third, fourth and fifth saves of the game.

The Dijonnais also missed a few good chances, especially in the first 45 minutes. Junior Dina Ebimbe, trained and loaned by Paris Saint-Germain, at first almost took advantage of an error by Marquinhos, positioned as a sentinel. However, he saw his shot countered (6th) then a header from Mama Baldé, on the next corner, pass over the Sergio rico (8th). After having pierced the Parisian defense, Dina Ebimbe then did not sufficiently wound a sudden strike at the entrance to the surface (23rd) before Baldé, still on a corner, missed the frame (33rd).

Sixth straight Ligue 1 victory for Paris

Anyway, facing the red lantern and despite nine players out of the eleven of the holders since Manchester United – including Mbappé, Di Maria, Navas or Kimpembe– PSG have won their sixth straight league victory. Far from its two inaugural defeats, Paris continues its good series and takes the lead in the championship, while waiting for the Lille match. Since its defeat against Marseille at home in mid-September (1-0), Paris has won six matches, scored twenty goals and conceded only one. A dynamic of champion.



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