PSG continued their march towards the league title after Kylian Mbappe scored a brace to help them beat Monaco at home, on Sunday.
Mbappe scored from the penalty spot and an accurate strike in the first half to place them on 45 points after 18 games. PSG is now 13 ahead of Marseille, who has one game in hand.
Monaco, who had scored three goals in each of their wins in the previous two games, is 8th on 26 points.
Mbappe revealed that their performance was not brilliant but they had managed to kill it in the first half itself. “I can’t get sentimental. I love playing football and I love scoring goals.”
Mbappe has scored 10 goals in 10 appearances for his club.
How The PSG vs Monaco Game Transpired
Monaco started strong at the Parc des Princes. Sofiane Diop came close after his attempt crashed into Gianluigi Donnarumma after 2 minutes.
It took 12 minutes for PSG to take the advantage as Kylian converted a penalty, earned by Angel Di Maria. He had been brought down by Djibril Sidibe.
PSG relied on Mbappe again to double the tally at the end of a sharp counter-attack, with France forward firing the ball into the far corner after being set up by Di Maria for his ninth league goal of the season.
PSG full-back Juan Bernat suffered a thigh injury and was replaced in the 51st minute by Thilo Kehrer.
Lionel Messi had an opportunity to wrap it up in the 71st minute but his crossed shot went just wide.
He had a chance again 10 minutes from time but his chip was also off target in a relatively disappointing performance by the former Barcelona player.
Monaco had a couple of chances to reduce the arrears but PSG stayed composed to get their first win in three Ligue 1 matches after two draws.