Paris St. Germain defeated Montpellier 5-2 on Saturday in Ligue 1 action at the Parc des Princes, with two goals from Neymar.
Two wins out of two to begin their title defense, PSG got goals from Kylian Mbappe, Renato Sanches, and the debuting Renato Sacko. The game was set up by an own goal from Montpellier defender Falaye Sacko.
Midway through the first half, Mbappe was awarded a penalty after a handball by Jordan Ferri, but Montpellier goalkeeper Jonas Omlin made a diving save to keep the visitors in the game.
After Sacko had already given away a penalty for handling the ball in the penalty area after failing to clear a Mbappe cross, his night took a turn for the worse when Mbappe scored again.
PSG’s Neymar stepped up to take the penalty, and his shot was perfect, extending the Parisians’ lead to two goals at the break.
Soon after halftime, Neymar added a second, heading home a rebound after being the first to react to the loose ball.
Khazri gave Montpellier hope when he scored a goal just before the hour mark, but Mbappe’s goal ten minutes later put the game out of reach.
In spite of Neymar’s hat trick attempt being disallowed due to offside, PSG added to their lead thanks to Sanches, who made his debut for the club after being acquired from Lille.
Despite Enzo Tchato’s late goal for Montpellier, who trailed by three goals, the home team still won easily.