PSG may have slipped last week against AS Monaco, but the draw is a distant memory as they get back on track with a 3-0 win over newly promoted Toulouse.
The visitors faced an awkward Toulouse side in south France, but Lionel Messi pulled enough strings to see PSG out with all three points.
Argentina helped with both goals, as Neymar picked up the opener before halftime and Kylian Mbappe scored the second goal soon after the break.
Neymar’s strike, initially rejected by the offside flag before VAR rejected the call, cost Brazil seven goals in the season and place them in the Big 5 league behind Man City’s Erling Haaland.
Toulouse goalkeeper Maxime Dupe had an incredible match, making nine excellent saves to keep the hosts within striking distance, but he never breached the PSG defence.
The loss of defender Rasmus Nikolaisen at halftime due to injury was a boon for PSG, who took charge of the match after the break.
Gianluigi Donnarumma was also working to help preserve the clean sheets. PSG remained unbeaten in five league matches, while Toulouse has five points, good enough for 13th place.
Toulouse’s performance gave fans hope that they could continue, even though Ligue 1 fell to 18 teams the following season, a drop to four teams at the end of the campaign.
The Sporting News followed the Toulouse-PSG match live, providing score updates, commentary and highlights as they happened.
Toulouse vs PSG Final Score
1h 2h final
Toulouse 0 0 0
PSG 1 2 3
37th minute – PSG – Neymar
50th minute – PSG – Kylian Mbappe
90th minute — PSG — Juan Bernata
Toulouse vs PSG Live Updates, Highlights, Commentary
Full-time: Toulouse 0-3 PSG
The first half was competitive, but Nicholson’s defeat ruined Toulouse as PSG dominated the second half.
The scoreline would have been worse if it weren’t for Dupe’s brilliance, which would have helped keep the final result somewhat respectable.
Lionel Messi’s trademark moments of magic proved crucial as he helped his strike mates Neymar and Kylian Mbappe score goals.
It is a positive for PSG who are now on a winning path ahead of next week’s Champions League match.