Ligue 1 match report Toulouse v Paris Saint-Germain 31 August 2022


Paris Saint-Germain got back on the winning trail in Ligue 1 after defeating Toulouse 3-0 on Wednesday evening.

Nordi Mukiele, Vitinha Ferreira and Danilo Pereira got recalled to the PSG line-up following the side's draw with AS Monaco on Sunday.

It should’ve been a quick start for the reigning champions where a goal-mouth scramble involving Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe led to an opening which neither managed to execute.

Messi was at the fore front of another opportunity around the midway period and slammed just wide of the left post from a smart delivery by Nuno Mendes.

After an underwhelming period, PSG were ahead when Neymar guided a pin-point through ball from Messi home with the goal initially disallowed for offside but overturned following a pitch-side review.

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PSG looked to double their tally before halftime with a powerful strike from a clever angle by Messi, but goalkeeper Maxime Dupe pulled off a smart save.

The first change saw Toulouse introduce Logan Costa ahead of the second half and removed Rasmus Nicolaisen, while the Parisans made no changes at this point of the match.

PSG still managed to double their lead five minutes in the resumption after Mbappe smartly tucked a clever reverse pass from Messi into the back of the net.

Marquinhos could’ve extended the visitors tally nine minutes later through a corner from Neymar, but the defender couldn’t get the right accuracy and saw the effort go wide.

PSG continued searching for more towards the final quarter and were close when Mbappe’s snapped effort shaved the far corner of the net.

The Parisans eventually had a third in stoppage time after substitute Juan Bernat pounced on a deflection off the woodwork and tucked home to end off the clash.