Despite being without a number of key players, including new acquisition Lionel Messi and Neymar, Paris St-Germain still had too much for Brest as they made it three wins in a row to take the lead in Ligue 1.
PSG took control thanks to Ander Herrera’s volley and a Kylian Mbappe header before Franck Honorat drew one back.
Six-time winner of the Ballon d’Or After joining PSG from Barcelona earlier this month, Messi is yet to make an appearance for the club. After an extended hiatus following the Copa America, in which Messi’s Argentina defeated his club-Brazil mate’s 1-0 in the final in Rio on July 11, both the 34-year-old and teammate striker Neymar returned to pre-season training late.
Sergio Ramos, another summer signing, was also absent, while Gianluigi Donnarumma, the European Championship-winning Italian goalkeeper, was on the bench. When Mbappe latched on to a loose ball and headed in, PSG appeared to be moving away, but Honorat was set up to score on the break as Brest kept the game close.
Mauricio Pochettino’s team now has nine points, three more than Angers and Clermont, both of whom play their third league game on Sunday.
Source: BBC Sport