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POST TIME: 3 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
PSG beat Nimes
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PSG beat Nimes

AFP, PARIS: Kylian Mbappe scored the decisive goal but was later sent off as Paris Saint-Germain survived a major scare, and the concession of a VAR-awarded penalty, to win 4-2 at Nimes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

Neymar and Angel di Maria, the latter direct from a corner, had PSG two goals up at the Stade des Costieres, only for their newly-promoted opponents to haul themselves level heading into the final 20 minutes.

But Mbappe struck in the 77th minute, his fourth goal in three appearances since winning the World Cup, to break Nimes hearts before Edinson Cavani completed the scoring in injury time.

However, there was still time for Mbappe to be sent off right at the death following a clash with Teji Savanier, who was also dismissed, in a remarkable finish to the game.

PSG have now won all four Ligue 1 games this season under new German coach Thomas Tuchel. They are three points clear of Dijon, whose own perfect start to the season ended with a 2-0 home defeat against Caen.

“It was a great victory. The atmosphere here in Nimes is crazy. The pitch was terrible,” Tuchel told beIN Sports.

Mbappe risks a lengthy ban after his red card, but he insisted he had no regrets.