Mbappé returns, sets up Neymar as PSG beats Bordeaux 1-0
Mbappé, who had been out for a month with a thigh injury, came on with half an hour remaining and the France star gave Neymar a simple finish from close range in the 70th. Idrissa Gueye had capitalized on a mistake from Bordeaux defender Pablo to send Mbappé through.
The 20-year-old Mbappé missed a great chance shortly after coming on but failed to get the better of Bordeaux keeper Benoit Costil in their one-on-one. Costil had an outstanding game.
It was a game of missed chances for the defending champions, who wanted to bounce back from Wednesday’s surprise 2-0 loss to Reims, the side’s first league defeat at home for 16 months.
PSG next faces a trip to Galatasaray in the Champions League on Tuesday before hosting Angers four days later.
LYON MISERY CONTINUES
Lyon’s miserable form continued with a 1-0 defeat at home to Nantes, an own-goal from Brazilian defender Marcal being enough for the visitors.
It left Lyon seven games without a win across all competitions, including the 1-1 draw at home to Zenit St. Petersburg in the Champions League. It is the side’s worst streak since it went eight games without a victory in 1996.
It was Lille’s eighth successive away match without a win and left the side fourth, four points behind PSG.
Monaco hadn’t won a match until Tuesday but crushed Brest 4-1 on Saturday to record a second straight win. Islam Slimani scored a penalty and set up the other three goals.