Thomas Tuchel’s PSG claimed a 5 – 0 victory over Amiens extending their winning run to 10 games


PSG maintain their 100% win record despite Neymar‘s absence as they scored three late goals in a 5-0 victory over Amiens.

The Ligue 1 champions’ talisman Neymar was rested following his game for Brazil in Saudi Arabia just four days earlier, but his national teammate Marquinhos started the game and also headed in his first league goal since May 2017 to send PSG on the right path.

Three successive headed goals from Marquinhos, Adrien Rabiot and Julian Draxler and late strikes from Kylian Mbappe and Moussa Diaby capped off another comfortable victory, making it 10 wins in 10 Ligue 1 games this season for the French champions.

PSG proved that they still had momentum after the international break as Marquinhos headed in the opener at the Parc Des Princes through Di Maria‘s brilliant corner in the 12th minute, and Adrien Rabiot doubled the lead via another corner by Di Maria just before half-time. Cavani should have made it 3-0 at half-time but the Uruguayan striker somehow struck wide of the post from Juan Bernat‘s.

Amiens, who stand just four points above the relegation zone, defended valiantly but fell apart as the game neared its end. Julian Draxler made a late run into the box and scored a superb diving header in the 80th minute. Just two minutes later Mbappe beating two defenders before rifling a shot to the bottom right corner past Regis Gunter to make it 4-0.

The final goal of the game came through substitute Moussa Diaby, the 19-year-old midfielder finding enough space in the box to fire a shot past the Amiens stopper to make it 5-0 to PSG in the 87th minute.

The result secured Thomas Tuchel’s his perfect start to the season as PSG coasted to a 10th straight Ligue 1 win in the 2018/19 campaign. Les Parisiens have been ruthless in front of goal scoring a minimum of three goals in each of those victories. The win put Paris Saint-Germain at the top of the table with the maximum 30 points, 11 ahead of second-placed Lille.

PSG return to the UEFA Champions League for a tough match against Serie A giants Napoli on Thursday, 25th October before traveling to Marseille for their next Ligue 1 fixture on Monday, 29th October. Amiens SC, on the other hand, face Nantes on Saturday, 27th October.

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