Kylian Mbappe scored his 12th goals for PSG, but it could not help the reigning champion of Ligue One ending the year with higher position, wrapping up the year 2020 at third position.
PSG got a classy victory against Strasbourg, but it was not enough for the club to improve their position on the table of Ligue One. Ending the year 2020 at the third position. It was the final match of PSG in Ligue One during the year 2020, and the team still got a chance to improve their result in the next year 2021.
The Paris side suffered a drawn-result match against Lille and a stumbling match at home prior to the clash against Strasbourg. Timothee Pembele scored the first goal for PSG in the 18th minute, but it took a while for PSG to score the second one. Kylian Mbappe earned the second goal for PSG in a classy way and uplifted the margin to 2-0. Idrissa Gueye and Moise Kean scored the third and fourth goals respectively for Le Parisien.
It was their third winning in the previous total of 7 matches, but it was enough to put the team at the third place.
Strasbourg conceded a big defeat, but they could have overturned the result if the team could get the opening goal. Unfortunately, Keylor Navas of PSG denied the chance of Strasbourg with a save near the post.
The teenager star, Pembele, ended the hope of getting the opening goal of Strasbourg after overcoming Japanese goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima in a close range. Angel Di Maria set up the chance and Pembele ended it with a sweet shot. After conceding a goal, Kawashima then could cost PSG a penalty in a fault contact situation against Rafinha. Luckily, nothing bad happened to the visiting team.
It was the 79th minute that PSG had their second goal. And then the third and the fourth late goals of Kean and Gueye drown Strasbourg in disappointment.
PSG ends the year 2020 at third place, but the big winning against Strasbourg can be a good Christmas present for the whole team. At least, it was not the terrible year for Le Parisien.
They won another Ligue One title, made it to the UEFA Champions League final despite of being defeated later on, and now they have ended the year 2020 at the third place.