Ligue 1: PSG thrash Amiens 5-0 to make it 10 wins in 10 matches
Teenage sensation Kylian Mbappe continued his goal-scoring spree as Paris Saint-Germain extended its perfect start to a record 10 wins in all of its opening 10 matches in Ligue 1 with the 5-0 thrashing of Amiens on Saturday.
With an impending Champions League clash against Napoli at hand, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel rested many its key players with Neymar, Thiago Silva and Thomas Meunier left out of the match-day squad.
But that did little harm in the form of the defending league champions, who needed just 12 minutes to break the deadlock when Marquinhos headed home an Angel Di Maria corner.
Adrien Rabiot then doubled the lead three minutes before half-time with another corner from Di Maria.
Amiens defended deep and put more men behind the ball but their luck ran out in the dying minutes of the game with PSG adding three more to their tally in a space of seven minutes.
German winger Julian Draxler headed home in the 80th minute before Mbappe scored from a right-footer two-minutes later to make it nine goals in six matches in the league.
Moussa Diaby then came off the bench to complete the rout two minutes from the final whistle.
“Everyone thinks that Ligue 1 might be too easy to prepare for the Champions League, but it’s not like that,” said Tuchel when asked about his decision to rest key players.
“That would mean you’re blaming the other teams, but we focus on ourselves. Nobody won 10 games in a row, and we did it.”
Meanwhile, Thierry Henry made his managerial debut with a defeat as Monaco slumped to a 1-2 loss against Strasbourg and moved into the bottom half of the table with relegation looming large.
The defeat also meant that Monaco are now 11 games without a victory in all competitions and with just six points they currently lie second-last on the table on goal-difference above Guingamp.