PSG blow two-goal lead against Monaco and suffer shocking 3-2 away defeat in Ligue 1

Neymar marked his return for PSG but it ended on a sour note as the reigning champions were stunned and blew a two-goal lead to lose 3-2 to Monaco.
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Reigning Champions Paris St Germain were left in total disbelief after they blew a two-goal lead at half time and ended up losing 3-2 to Monaco in Ligue 1 on Friday night.

Kylian Mbappe looked to have secured the win for PSG with a brace to put his side 2-0 up going into the break.

However, there was to be drama in the second half. Kevin Volland grabbed a brace of his own in the second half before Cesc Fabregas scored from the spot kick six minutes away from time and left PSG stunned with nowhere to look. The defeat also ends PSG’s winning run of eight games in the league.

It got worse for PSG as they finished the game with 10-men after defender Abdou Diallo was given his marching orders after fouling Volland which eventually led to a penalty and subsequent goal for Monaco.

Mbappe could have also scored a hatrick on the evening but his goal was ruled out after he was deemed offside just on the stroke of half time.

Neymar came on for PSG after recovering from a recent injury in the 60th minute but he was unable to inspire his side and stop them from suffering an unexpected defeat.

The result now sees Monaco up to second place in Ligue 1 with 20 points from 11 games. PSG still maintain a four point lead over Monaco but a win for Lille win see PSG’s lead at the top cut short to just two points.

Thomas Tuchel would be hoping his side can bounce back and return to winning ways when they take on RB Leipzig next in a crunch Champions League fixture.