Paris Saint-Germain secured a convincing 4-1 win against Monaco in a rescheduled game for Ligue 1 and opened an 8-point lead at the top of the French League on Wednesday.
Curiously, the rescheduled match happened only three days after the two teams drew 3-3 at the Parc des Princes. On that game, Brazilian striker Neymar scored twice as the Parisians profited off an own goal from Monaco defender Ballo-Toure.
This time, Kylian Mbappe scored twice, as Neymar and Pablo Sarabia scored for the Parisians. Bakayoko scored the consolation for hosts Monaco.
With the important win, PSG rose to 49 points in 20 games, a loose advantage over 41 points for runner-up Olympique de Marseille.
Monaco is ninth with 29 points.
PSG took the lead in the 24th minute when Mbappe received a pass from Angel Di Maria and overcame Benjamin Lecomte with a powerful shot at the far corner.
Goalkeeper Keylor Navas maintained PSG’s lead with a beautiful save to prevent a goal by Gelson Martins four minutes later.
Neymar made it two in the second minute into the second half, converting a penalty after Layvin Kurzawa was knocked down by Kamil Glik. It was Neymar’s ninth goal in his last eight games for the French capital team. Pablo Sarabia practically secured the victory on 72 minutes.
Bakayoko reduced to the hosts after a free-kick from Adrien Silva with 87 mins.
However, French youth Mbappe went on to grab his second goal in the match with 90+1 minutes and wrap up the win for the Parisians.
With both goals against Monaco at the Louis Stadium, Mbappe reached 13 goals in 14 games and currently has one less than Monaco’s top scorer Wissam Ben Yedder.