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  • Updated: November 01, 2020

Ligue 1: PSG Extends Win Streak To Eight, Mbappe On Target

Ligue 1: PSG Extends Win Streak To Eight, Mbappe On Target

Kylian Mbappe scored from the penalty spot as Paris Saint-Germain cruised to their 7th straight Ligue 1 win on Saturday, beating Nantes 3-0 away to move provisionally three points clear at the top of the table.

AllNews understands that PSG has now taken maximum points since starting the season with back-to-back defeats and the reigning champions are three clear of Lille and Rennes at the summit.

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All the goals came in the second half at the Stade de la Beaujoire, with Ander Herrera opened the scoring two minutes after the restart and Mbappe converted a 65th-minute spot-kick before Pablo Sarabia secured the points late on.

Lille, who are unbeaten, can rejoin the club from the capital at the top if they beat Lyon on Sunday. Rennes beat Brest 2-1 on Saturday.

"I am very happy. We made lots of changes because we felt it was necessary. We don't expect things to be perfect and spectacular all the time," said Paris coach Thomas Tuchel.

He made six changes to his line-up following the 2-0 midweek win at Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League, with Neymar one of those missing after suffering an adductor injury that is expected to keep him out until the upcoming international break.

However, Nantes, whose game at Lens last weekend was called off following a coronavirus outbreak in their opponents' squad, was missing an entire back four here, including three to COVID.

Sarabia hit the post early on for the visitors in this game, played behind closed doors after France returned to a full national lockdown in an attempt to stem a surge in coronavirus cases.

Nigerian winger Moses Simon then missed an open goal for Nantes, somehow failing to turn in Randal Kolo Muani's assist.

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