Mbappé saves PSG with a penalty; Neymar expelled

PARIS.- World Cup Superstar kylian mbappe scored a penalty in added time and unbeaten Paris Saint-Germain overcame Neymar’s red card to beat Strasbourg 2-1 at home on Wednesday.

The players of the psg they celebrated after the final whistle, probably relieved after a poor performance against a team that sits in 19th place. The penalty came after Jean-Ricner Bellegarde clumsily fumbled trying to dribble into midfield instead of clearing in the 93rd minute.

The ball fell to Mbappé, who was fouled from behind. PSG captain Marquinhos sent the ball home, but referee Clement Turpin disallowed the goal and kept the penalty.

With his 96th-minute penalty, Mbappé increased to 13 league goals as PSG moved eight points clear of second-placed Lens, who play on Thursday.

Neymar received a second yellow card after 62 minutes for a dunk in the penalty area and was shown the red card. This means he will be suspended for Sunday’s trip to Lens.

Mbappé started just 10 days after he played in the World Cup final. He became the second player to score a hat trick in the final, but was left inconsolable after France lost on penalties to Lionel Messi and Argentina. Messi received extra time off and he is expected to return to training with PSG next week.

New Monaco talent

After launching Mbappé’s career, Monaco arguably found another gem in Eliesse Ben Seghir.

The 17-year-old midfielder started as a substitute and scored twice — including the Mbappé-style game-winner — on his league debut as Monaco beat Auxerre 3-2.

Ben Seghir replaced striker Wissam Ben Yedder at the start of the second half at 1-1 before making it 2-1 after 58 minutes.

He subsequently shot brilliantly at 85.

Other meetings

Sixth-placed Lille beat Clermont 2-0 with second-half goals from midfielder Angel Gomes and striker Mohamed Bayo.

Former Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette scored to make it 10 goals as eighth-placed Lyon beat Brest 4-2.

Ajaccio moved out of the relegation places with a 1-0 home win over bottom-line Angers and Troyes drew 0-0 at Nantes.

FOUNTAIN: With information from AP