Paris Saint-Germain 9-0 Guingamp
Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani both grab hat-tricks as Thomas Tuchel’s Ligue 1 leaders thrash bottom side at Parc des Princes
- Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe grabbed hat-tricks in Guingamp mauling
- Neymar scored twice, too, as the Ligue 1 basement boys were thrashed in Paris
- It was instant revenge for PSG, who lost to the same side in the French Cup
Paris Saint-Germain gained revenge for their French League Cup exit at the hands of Guingamp as they thrashed the Ligue 1 strugglers 9-0 at the Parc des Princes.
Just 10 days after being knocked out of the Coupe de la Ligue by the top flight’s bottom club, ending a sequence of 20 matches unbeaten in all domestic cup competitions for the capital side, Thomas Tuchel’s men exacted retribution with a ruthless display of attacking football.
Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani both grabbed hat-tricks, while Neymar scored twice and Thomas Meunier provided the final strike in the 83rd minute to extend PSG’s lead at the top of the table to 13 points, with two games in hand on second place Lille.
Neymar scores the first of the afternoon after taking down Dani Alves’ diagonal into the box
Edinson Cavani watches the ball into the back of the net after nodding home for the hosts
Kylian Mbappe celebrates after completing his hat-trick during a ruthless display for PSG
Neymar opened the scoring after just 11 minutes, showing good composure to bring down Dani Alves’ diagonal ball before lifting it over a defender and slotting the ball beyond Marc-Aurele Caillard.
The Brazilian attacker was at the heart of the second, too, exchanging passes with Mbappe and teeing up the French teenager to fire into the far corner from the left-hand side of the penalty box.
Mbappe added a third before the break, capitalising on some poor defending, before Cavani added his first just before the hour mark.
Mbappe celebrates with one of his team-mates during a convincing win for the Ligue 1 leaders
Uruguyan striker Cavani celebrates his hat-trick after tapping home his side’s seventh
Neymar celebrates his opening goal for Thomas Tuchel’s side at the Parc des Princes
The Uruguayan nodded home his second and PSG’s sixth, before Mbappe returned the favour to Neymar by setting up the former Barcelona man for number six.
Cavani completed his hat-trick when bundling home after the keeper had tipped the ball into his path, while Mbappe did likewise in the 80th minute, after he was found by the No 9 in the area.
The Belgian Meunier fired home the ninth seven minutes from time – the first time the French champions have ever scored that many in any league fixture in their history.
The PSG team celebrate with their fans after their biggest league win in their history