Paris Saint-Germain 3-0 Sydney FC: Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani strike as Thomas Tuchel’s side step up a gear ahead of new Ligue 1 campaign
- Kylian Mbappe broke the deadlock for PSG against Sydney FC in a 2-0 victory
- Edinson Cavani added a second just before half-time in the friendly in China
- Ex-Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera started the match for PSG
- World Cup winner Mbappe looked to be in fine form early on for the Ligue 1 side
Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani both scored as PSG beat Sydney FC in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday.
The World Cup winner broke the deadlock in the 36th minute before the Uruguay international added a second just before half-time. Youngster Metehan Guclu made it 3-0 late on.
PSG play Rennes in the French Super Cup on Saturday before they kick-off their league season against Nimes on August 11.
Kylian Mbappe finally broke the deadlock on Tuesday after a smart one-two with Juan Bernat
Mbappe looked to be in fine form early on as he danced his way through the Sydney defence
The Uruguay international Edinson Cavani (left) added a second just before half-time
PSG XI: Trapp – Meunier, Kehrer, Diallo, Bernat – Sarabia, Herrera, Kouassi, Draxler – Cavani (c), Mbappé.
Sydney FC XI: Redmayne, Baumjohann, McGowan, Retre, Le Fondre, Nikovic, Barbarouses, King, Caceres, Grant, Van Der Saag.
Mbappe looked to be in fine form early on as he danced his way through the Sydney defence but his powerful effort could not beat Andrew Redmayne in goal.
PSG new boy Pablo Sarabia whipped in a teasing cross moments and Cavani tried to back heel the ball home but the shot was saved.
Ex-Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera fired a powerful effort from outside the box which blew just past the post with just over 10 minutes of the first half to play.
Mbappe finally broke the deadlock moments later after a smart one-two with Juan Bernat.
Cavani then added a second after Sarabia and Julian Draxler combined to force a save from Redmayne which the Uruguayan pounced on to rebound the ball into the net.
New signing Idrissa Gueye from Everton for £30million did not take part in the friendly having signed earlier in the day.
Head coach Thomas Tuchel of PSG looks on during the International Super Cup friendly