Paris Saint-Germain, who beat Monaco this Sunday with a double of Kylian Mbappe (2-0), consolidated its lead at the top of the French League standings to 13 points at the end of the eighteenth date.
The tame but mighty Parisians used a 12th-minute penalty to take the lead, and goal after kick for the fast-paced French world champion, his 100th goal for Paris Saint-Germain in Ligue 1.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team has 45 points in the table, 13 points behind Olympique de Marseille, second. Monaco occupies eighth place with 26 points.
But if the title race looks in favor of PSG, the struggle for the podium looks tighter.
Nice, after winning this Sunday in Rennes (2-1), temporarily climbed to third, before Marseille’s Jorge Sampaoli win in Strasbourg (2-0) left Marseille second, 13 points behind the leaders, and Nice fourth behind Rennes. . .
Senegalese Bamba Deng scored a beautiful goal for Marseille.
Denmark’s Kasper Dolberg scored from the penalty spot and Algeria’s Youssef Attal scored for Nice, rendering Benjamin Beuregaud’s goal futile at Rennes.
Lille (11) and Lyon (13) tied with a score of zero, a result that left the two teams in the middle of the standings, far from their ambitions at the start of the season.