Stats & Facts: A look back at the win against Montpellier!

Match in numbers

The day after Paris Saint-Germain's 2-0 victory over Montpellier in matchday 8 of Ligue 1, find out the key stats and highlights of the match.

the run continues 

8th Ligue 1 match, 8th victory for the Rouge et Bleu. The win against Montpellier allows Mauricio Pochettino's men to continue their unbeaten run in the league this season. It is only the third time in the history of the top flight that a team has had a 100% winning record at this stage of a season, after Paris in 2018/19 and Olympique Lillois in 1936/37.

Draxler as fast as lightning

Julian Draxler scored just 19 seconds after coming on last night, becoming the fastest substitute to score in a Ligue 1 match this season. For Paris, he is the fastest to find the net off the bench since Kevin Gameiro against Evian TG on 8 December 2012 (17 seconds). The club from the capital has scored 5 goals in the last 5 minutes of play in Ligue 1 this season, at least 3 more than any other team in the top flight.

a goalscoring midfield 

The Paris Saint-Germain midfielders continue to show the full extent of their talent. Last night it was Idrissa Gueye's turn. The midfielder opened the score in the 14th minute with a powerful left-footed shot. He has scored four of his six Ligue 1 goals with Paris from outside the box. Against Montpellier, the Parisian number 27 put in a brilliant performance: 8 balls won, 80% of his tackles were successful and 95% pass accuracy.

Mbappé, ligue 1 player of the month for august 

The Parisian number 7 received his UNFP trophy for best player for the month of August before kick-off. The French international was chosen with 42% of the votes from the users. This is the sixth time in his career that he has won the award (after April 2017 with Monaco, and March and August 2018, February 2019 and 2021 with Paris), making him the player with the most player of the month awards, one ahead of former Paris striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic.