Kylian Mbappe came off the bench to score a brace as Paris Saint-Germain made a 2nd-half comeback to achieve a 3-1 win over Guingamp in Ligue 1 on Saturday, 18th August.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) August 18, 2018
Kylian Mbappe secured two goals on his first match after winning the World Cup with France as Paris Saint-Germain wrestled back to beat Guingamp 3-1 in Ligue 1.
PSG got off to a poor start, with Guingamp holding their own in front of a noisy home crowd and an extraordinary save from goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon denying Marcus Thuram in the 13th minute. Five minutes later, Guingamp winger Marcus Coco profited on PSG right-back Colin Dagba‘s mistake and participated in helping striker Nolan Roux, who scored past Buffon to give the hosts a surprising lead. Guingamp continued to stack the pressure as PSG fought with defensive blunders and lacked attacking fluidity.
First game, difficult win, two goals 🙌🏽 pic.twitter.com/qI4CMhpzeI
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) August 18, 2018
Belgium international Thomas Meunier returned to a youthful PSG team that included 18-year-old United States international Timothy Weah, while Mbappe started on the bench as the visitors looked to secure a win from as many league matches.
France international Mbappe substituted Weah at the start of the second half and PSG took charge. Neymar converted a penalty in the 53rd minute and it equalised the score for PSG. An energetic PSG then controlled and produced various opportunities before Mbappe secured his first goal of the season in the 82nd minute to give the visitors the much-needed lead. He later doubled his tally to seal the win for the visitors in the 90th minute.
PSG top the Ligue 1 standings at the moment while a second consecutive defeat left Guingamp 18th in the League.
— Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) August 18, 2018
Paris Saint-Germain host Angers on Saturday, 25th August while Guingamp travel to Lille on Sunday.