UEFA Champions League 2017/18: PSG 3-0 Bayern Munich, 5 Talking Points
PSG shocked quite a few as they put three goals past Bundesliga holders Bayern Munich at Parc des Princes. Dani Alves opened the scoring for the Ligue 1 table-toppers in just the second minute of the game. The right-back turned the ball into the net with the side of his foot after Neymar Jr. had turned provider with the cross.
Edinson Cavani doubled the lead for the Parisians with a superb finish just after the half-hour mark from a Kylian Mbappe assist. Less than 20 minutes into the second half, the teenager was denied from close range but the ball was still in play, in the box. Neymar scored from the resultant mix-up within the Bayern defence.
For the visitors, Javi Martinez came close to scoring -- on more than one occasion -- but could not take his chances. Kingsley Coman also tested the home defence late on, but the French side stood their ground to bag all 3 points.
#5 Kylian Mbappe has hit the ground running
The French teenager lit up the Parc des Princes with his performance and deservedly received a standing ovation when he was substituted late in the second half.
He was at the heart of most of the creativity PSG conjured up. His pace and dribbles proved to be a handful for the Bayern defenders as he got in behind them repeatedly, with ease.
Mbappe, who is on loan from Monaco, looks to have started the season exactly from where he left off in 2016/17. He may not have had his name on the score-sheet but it was his vision, intelligence and pass that delivered it on a platter to Cavani for PSG's second.
Neymar's goal was also a consequence of his relentless pursuit of the ball and ability to closely control it. Sven Ulreich saved his shot but the defenders were dragged out of position by his dynamism and speed, making it that much easier for Neymar to slot the ball in the net.
This kid is here to stay and wow; he is no one-season wonder.