Engaged in the title race with Lille, Lyon and Monaco, PSG put pressure on its three competitors by easily winning on the lawn of Dijon (4-0). A double from the essential Kylian Mbappé (98 goals in Ligue 1), after the opening scoring of Moise Kean, and the first goal of the season from Danilo Pereira were enough to take the measure of the red lantern of the championship.
The Parisians did not need to force their talent or the pace to stifle very weak Burgundians. A first penetration of Diallo well served by Mbappé in the area allowed Kean to open the scoring in the 6th minute. Clearly, the Italian international is a man who never disappoints and on whom Mauricio Pochettino can count on each start. The transalpine center forward is slowly approaching 20 goals this season, with 15 achievements in all competitions now to his credit.
Rafinha behind two goals
A holder for the first time in the Pochettino era, Rafinha took some time to enter the game. But the Brazilian (only 55 minutes in 2021 before this meeting) was the source of the next two goals scored by Mbappé. The former Barcelonan initiated the action which caused the penalty converted by the 2018 world champion (32nd) after an indisputable hand from the Dijonnais Celina. After the break, Rafinha offers a passing delight for the Frenchman, author of a curled shot from the left on his second goal.
Despite the absences of several holders (Neymar, Di Maria, Icardi, Verratti, Florenzi), the Dijonnais only scored one shot in the 89th, well out by Keylor Navas a few minutes after the first goal of the season scored by Danilo Pereira header from a corner. Paris could have increased the score but two goals scored by Draxler were refused for offside positions. It was time for Edouard Michut, the titi Parisien, to know his first minutes in Ligue 1. Surely the happiest of Parisians this Saturday evening in Burgundy.
Half time: 2-0.
Referee: M. Lesage.
Buts : Kean (6e), Mbappé (32e s.p., 51e), Pereira (82e).
Warnings. Dijon : Ebimbe (25e), Celina (31e) ; PSG : Kean (34e).
Dijon : Racioppi – Boey, Panzo (Dobre, 61st), Coulibaly, Ecuele Manga (cap.), Ngonda – Diop (Marie, 71st), Ebimbe (Sammaritano, 75th), Celina – Baldé, Konate (Assale, 61st). Entr. : Linares.
PSG: Navas – Kehrer, Marquinhos (ch.), Kimpembe, Diallo – Rafinha (Gueye, 81e), Herrera, Draxler, Pereira (Michut, 89e), Mbappé – Kean (Sarabia, 72e). Enter. : Pochettino.