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PSG vs. Monaco score: Cesc Fabregas, Kevin Volland helped Monaco with a comeback win over Kylian Mbappe’s Parisians

Monaco's Spanish midfielder Cesc Fabregas (C) celebrates with teammates after scoring a penalty kick during the French L1 football match between Monaco (ASM) and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) at the Louis II Stadium in Monaco on November 20, 2020. (Photo by Valery HACHE / AFP) (Photo by VALERY HACHE/AFP via Getty Images)

 

Kevin Volland and Cesc Fabregas led Monaco from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 at Stade Louis II in Ligue 1’s glamourous Friday night fixture after Kylian Mbappe had given the French champions a two-goal halftime lead. It’s the first time PSG have lost a league match after leading by two goals since January of 2015, according to Gracenote.

PSG got off to an ideal start after the 25th minute with Mbappe firing home after he was teed up by Angel Di Maria and the France international doubled his tally from the penalty spot 12 minutes later to move to 99 goals with the capital club after Rafinha was fouled.

Mbappe, 21, did have the ball in Vito Mannone’s net a third time but was denied by Video Assisted Refereeing (VAR) for offside while Moise Kean also saw an effort chalked off for the same reason.

Two goals up at the start of the second half and the match was PSG’s to lose, yet Thomas Tuchel’s men somehow contrived to fall apart in spectacular fashion.

Cesc Fabregas’ halftime introduction sparked a turnaround in fortunes for Niko Kovac’s side and the change immediately began to pay dividends as Volland got them back into the game with his 52nd-minute strike.

The Spaniard teed up the German 13 minutes later as Les Monegasques levelled and despite the fact that Neymar entered the pitch as a sub, there only ever looked like being one winner.

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Monaco’s inevitable third goal arrived via a former player as Abdou Diallo clumsily fouled Volland to concede a penalty with just over five minutes to go and saw red for his actions.

Fabregas converted against Keylor Navas and the home side were able to hold on to their advantage for three points that moves them up firmly into the chasing pack behind Les Parisiens in the Championnat table.

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