Nimes 0-4 PSG: Kylian Mbappe scores twice in ruthless display
Kylian Mbappe scored twice as a much-changed Paris St-Germain side comfortably beat Nimes, who were down to 10 men for 78 minutes.
Mbappe rounded the keeper to slot it into an empty net in the first half before racing away to score his second to make it 3-0 to PSG.
Full-back Alessandro Florenzi scored with a close-range header after hitting the post twice.
And Spaniard Pablo Sarabia, who set up Florenzi, made it 4-0 late on.
Nimes defender Loick Landre was sent off for a reckless challenge on Rafinha after he caught him in the stomach with his studs in the 12th minute.
Midfielder Rafinha, who joined the French champions on a three-year deal from Barcelona this month, was impressive throughout and picked up an assist before being substituted in the second half.
It was a ruthless display by PSG, who dominated the game following the sending-off and had numerous chances to score – Mbappe came close with a headed effort, while Ander Herrera was denied from close range in the first half.
PSG were without key forward Neymar, who was left out of the squad after playing for Brazil – and scoring a hat-trick – in their World Cup qualifying win over Peru on Wednesday.
Everton striker Moise Kean, who until the end of the season, made his debut but was unable to get on the score sheet despite heading on to the crossbar late in the second half.
- 5LandreBooked at 12mins
- 8DeauxBooked at 6mins
- 18CubasSubstituted forMartinezat 54′minutes
- 12FombaSubstituted forAhlinviat 85′minutes
- 7EliassonSubstituted forLudivin Majougaat 85′minutes
- 25RouxSubstituted forAribiat 67′minutes
- 20RipartSubstituted forKonéat 84′minutes
- 16Lionel Dias
- 33Ludivin Majouga
- 24FlorenziSubstituted forRuiz-Atilat 84′minutes
- 27GueyeBooked at 20mins
- 8ParedesSubstituted forHerreraat 11′minutes
- 12RafinhaBooked at 18minsSubstituted forDagbaat 58′minutes
- 7MbappéSubstituted forRodríguezat 84′minutes
Match ends, Nîmes 0, Paris Saint Germain 4.
Second Half ends, Nîmes 0, Paris Saint Germain 4.
Foul by Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain).
Lucas Deaux (Nîmes) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Goal! Nîmes 0, Paris Saint Germain 4. Pablo Sarabia (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Dagba.
Presnel Kimpembe (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Karim Aribi (Nîmes).
Moise Kean (Paris Saint Germain) hits the bar with a header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a cross.
Attempt blocked. Kays Ruiz-Atil (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia.
Corner, Paris Saint Germain. Conceded by Florian Miguel.
Substitution, Nîmes. Marco Ludivin Majouga replaces Niclas Eliasson.
Substitution, Nîmes. Matteo Ahlinvi replaces Lamine Fomba.
Substitution, Nîmes. Moussa Koné replaces Renaud Ripart.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Kays Ruiz-Atil replaces Alessandro Florenzi.
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Jesé replaces Kylian Mbappé.
Goal! Nîmes 0, Paris Saint Germain 3. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Pablo Sarabia with a through ball.
Attempt blocked. Idrissa Gueye (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the right side of the box is blocked.
Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick on the right wing.
Foul by Niclas Eliasson (Nîmes).
Corner, Nîmes. Conceded by Idrissa Gueye.