Paris back to winning ways

The key moments

Paris Saint-Germain headed to the south west hoping to make up for their midweek loss to Reims. The hosts looked ambitious on paper in a 3-4-3 formation, but in truth were far more cautious. Paris dictated the tempo: Pablo Sarabia on the right (5') and Angel Di Maria on the opposite flank (8') were dangerous, and the former even had a goal ruled out (9'). Paris pressed constantly, the full-backs pushed on, trying to break down the hosts who stayed compact in their own final third. Just before the half-hour mark, the French champions pushed on, but Benoît Costil was alert and denied Di Maria and Neymar Jr (29'). Neymar then went close with a header (44') as Keylor Navas enjoyed a quiet first half (1 Bordeaux shot, 8 for Paris Saint-Germain).

After the break, the visitors upped the tempo. Di Maria saw Costil parry (48') before Neymar grazed the crossbar with a free-kick (54'). Kylian Mbappé, who had come off the bench just four minutes earlier, forced Costil into a fine save (63'). Bordeaux were on the ropes, and Neymar went close (69') before - after being teed up by Mbappé - he broke the deadlock (0-1, 70')! That was the cue for more Parisian opportunities, but Costil thwarted Mbappé twice (79', 83'). The France international's emergence from the bench tipped the balance his side's way, and helped them move top of the table.

A Parisian in the match: Kylian Mbappé

A month on the sidelines has clearly done nothing to diminish his talent. His arrival onto the pitch (59') coincided with a clear step-up in the visitors' goal threat. His acceleration down the right and sublime pass (his second L1 assist this season) for Neymar made the difference. If Costil had not in been such good form, Mbappé might have had a comeback goal too. And what's great, there is more to come.

The word: Trips

It was a case of copy-and-paste. Just as at the Groupama Stadium last week, Paris Saint-Germain were clinical with Neymar again the matchwinner (he has scored the Parisians last three league goals). After Metz and Lyon, the capital club clocked up a third successive away win after losing five of their previous six. 

Coming next

After a busy week, there's no time to take a breather. Paris will have a fifth match in two weeks when they head to Istanbul to face Galatasaray. They go to Turkey buoyant after beating Real Madrid, but their hosts are unbeaten in six home games against French opposition (four wins).