PSG 3-1 Lens: Mbappe shines brightest to give Luis Enrique's men first win of the season

PSG 3-1 Lens: Mbappe shines brightest to give Luis Enrique's men first win of the season

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 22:11 - 26.08.2023

A brace from Kylian Mbappé and a first goal for Marco Asensio secured PSG's first Ligue 1 win of the season.

Last season's top 2 faced off at the Parc des Princes with both sides looking for their first win this term and in the end, the hosts looked far too powerful for Lens, coming away with a 3-1 win.

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How it happened

PSG dominated possession early on but struggled to create any clear-cut opportunities, although Achraf Hakimi’s cross came close to finding Vitinha for a tap-in.

The hosts opened the scoring through Marco Asensio, who utilised the space afforded to him on the edge of the box by turning and curling home a wonderful effort just before halftime.

Mbappé then took over the game, linking up well with Lucas Hernandez and sending an unstoppable finish flying past Samba seven minutes after the restart. 

PSG striker Kylian Mbappe | Twitter

PSG looked unstoppable from that moment and after Asensio and Dembele failed to score from glorious opportunities, Mbappé scored his second of the night for PSG’s first competitive win under Enrique.

The visitors had a consolation when Morgan Guilavogui’s deflected strike beat Donnarumma in the final seconds but it did nothing to dampen PSG spirits.

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