Neymar, Messi, and Mbappe’s home team Paris Saint-Germain have headed straight into the World Cup break period with their bag full of victories. The Ligue 1 leaders were already expected to crush the morale of struggling Auxerre and get themselves an easy victory. Their win, however, seemed to be a little too comfortable as they thrashed their opponents 5-0.
With a 3-0 lead already on the mark by the 56th minute, head coach Galtier’s team still bagged a high-margin victory even after having rested most of their keynote players like Messi in the second half of the game.
PSG register one-sided victory over Auxerre
The game was so greatly one-sided that even Carlos Soler got one on his name after bagging the goal with a header from the center of the box to the bottom right corner.
If you thought this was bad for Auxerre, it gets even worse from here.
It barely took the Parisian giants 11 minutes to lead their scoreboard like a child’s play, with Kylian Mbappe scoring the opener for PSG. The festivities for the goal might have been delayed due to a long VAR check, but at last, the goal did come home to the Parisians.
It was followed by Solar’s amazing and rare header, which reached the back of the net, extending the score to 2-0. His utilization of the pass from Nuno Mendes might prove to be greatly fruitful to him, and we might see him in the act as a starter for the giants less rarely than before.
This one-sided farce gets even more dystopic for Auxerre as only three minutes later, Achraf Hakimi is dancing on the field jubilantly for scoring his low shot that reached home, piercing its way through the stunned goalkeeper.
Hugo Ekitike was seen to be mindfully involved in the next goal as his assist found the right-footed Renato Sanches, who scored another evenly crushing goal, taking the lead further to 4-0.
The next in line was Hugo Ekitike himself, who scored his career’s first-ever goal for the French giants after 84 minutes in this last Ligue 1 match before the much-awaited World Cup break. Well aware of the error slipped by the Auxerre goalkeeper, he rolled the ball into an empty net, giving the match a dystopic ending for the opposition and tightening PSG’s firm grip at the top of the Ligue 1 table.