PSG routs Marseille 4-0 for 8-point lead in French league

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 28, 2019 08:21 AM
PSG routs Marseille 4-0 for 8-point lead in French league
PSG's Mauro Icardi celebrates after scoring the second goal during the French League One soccer match between PSG and Marseille at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, France, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

PARIS (AP) — Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe scored two first-half goals each as defending champion Paris Saint-Germain routed Marseille 4-0 Sunday to move eight points clear of Nantes at the top of the French league.

Icardi netted his first at his second attempt after Steve Mandanda pushed out his initial effort in the 10th minute, and he headed beyond the advancing goalkeeper 16 minutes later to double the hosts' advantage.

Mbappe then turned in from close range in the 32nd after Angel Di Maria squared to him to make it 3-0.

Mandanda got a hand to Mbappe's shot from the edge of the box a minute from halftime, but it was not enough to push it around his left-hand post as the France striker made it 4-0.

Andre Villas-Boas' Marseille is seventh after one win in six league games.

Also Sunday, Rennes beat Toulouse 3-2 — ending a run of 10 matches without a win in all competitions — and climbed to eighth. Toulouse remains a point above the bottom three.

Saint-Etienne and Amiens drew 2-2.

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