PSG coach Thomas Tuchel and his Marseille counterpart Rudi Garcia both received their marching orders as PSG maintained its perfect record in Ligue 1 with an 11th successive win, a long-standing European record, thanks to goals from Mbappe and Julian Draxler. PSG tops the standings on a maximum 33 points.
Tuchel started Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting up front alongside Neymar. The game began at a frenetic pace that was maintained throughout the first half as both sides took turns to pour forward in attack, but created little.
Marseille came close to breaking the deadlock, but a superb flicked header by Lucas Ocampos was met by an even better save by Alphonse Areola, and PSG’s Angel Di Maria had a shot cleared off the line by Kevin Strootman in first half stoppage time. There was no let-up after the break and as the tackles flew in, Tuchel was sent to the stands by referee Benoit Bastien following a heated discussion on the touchline.
Mbappe was sprung from the bench to replace Choupo-Moting in the 62nd minute and he wasted no time in breaking the deadlock, using his searing pace to blow by Boubacar Kamara and slot the ball past Steve Mandanda three minutes later. Marseille did its best to get back in the game and had a Kostas Mitroglou goal ruled out in the last few minutes after Strootman was adjudged to have fouled Marquinhos in the build-up.
Draxler wrapped up the three points deep into second half stoppage time, finishing a superb 95th minute counter-attack that involved Mbappe by firing home Neymar’s pass at the back post to make it 2-0.