Monaco 3-2 Paris Saint-Germain: Fabregas penalty seals exceptional comeback
Ligue 1 leaders Paris Saint-Germain threw away a two-goal lead towards Monaco as Kevin Volland’s second-half brace and a late Cesc Fabregas penalty secured a exceptional 3-2 win at Stade Louis II on Friday.
Thomas Tuchel’s aspect had cruising to a ninth consecutive top-flight win due to Kylian Mbappe’s double towards his former aspect earlier than the interval.
Monaco have been a staff reborn within the second half, although, and claimed a shocking three factors due to Volland’s close-range strikes and Fabregas’ 84th-minute spot-kick, with PSG’s Abdou Diallo despatched off within the penalty incident.
The consequence means PSG’s lead on the Ligue 1 summit could be minimize to simply two factors if Lille overcome Lorient on Sunday.
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Keylor Navas needed to be alert within the early levels to paw away Volland’s highly effective free-kick as PSG began sluggishly.
Tuchel’s aspect did forge forward after 28 minutes, although, courtesy of their first shot heading in the right direction. Mbappe latched onto Angel Di Maria’s through-ball, raced away from Axel Disasi and coolly lifted over Vito Mannone from 15 yards.
The 21-year-old then scored his second eight minutes earlier than the interval, powering previous Mannone from the spot after Youssouf Fofana had fouled Rafinha whereas trying to dam a cross.
Moise Kean and Mbappe had efforts dominated out by VAR for offside, whereas the previous additionally crashed a header towards the crossbar earlier than half-time as PSG threatened to run riot.
Navas made a beautiful save after the restart to maintain out Volland’s header from a nook, however there was little he might do to stop the German tapping residence to cut back the deficit after 52 minutes.
Volland then drew Monaco stage within the sixty fifth minute, tapping into an empty internet after substitute Fabregas had clipped throughout the face of objective after a transfer involving Aurelien Tchouameni.
Monaco sealed probably the most unlikely of three factors six minutes from time when Fabregas slammed in from 12 yards after Diallo had misplaced possession and introduced down Volland inside the world.
Referee Clement Turpin compounding defender Diallos distress by upgrading his warning to a pink card following a pitchside evaluation as Monaco celebrated their first league win in eight makes an attempt towards the French champions.
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