Auxerre vs PSG score, result, highlights as Mbappe puts visitors on the Ligue 1 title brink
PSG are now just one point away from defending their Ligue 1 title this season after a Kylian Mbappe inspired 2-1 win at Auxerre.
Mbappe was in sensational form, with his early double putting PSG in control, and brought the Les Bleus captain up to 28 league goals for the season.
Auxerre did rally after the restart, as Lassine Sinayoko steered them back into the contest, and Gianluigi Donnarumma was forced to make two key late stops.
A draw at Strasbourg next weekend will see PSG over the line with Auxerre facing a battle to avoid relegation in the run-in.
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Auxerre vs PSG as it happened in Ligue 1 match
There is the final whistle, as PSG survive a late Auxerre storm of pressure to put themselves within one point of the Ligue 1 title.
Kylian Mbappe's superb early brace did the damage in Burgundy and PSG will retain their title with a draw or a win at Strasbourg next weekend.
90+3th Min: VAR drama as Mbappe is denied a hat trick at the death but he has strayed just offside.
80th Min: Another change for PSG as Renato Sanches comes on for Ruiz.
Triple change for Auxerre as M'Baye Niang, Siriki Dembele and Gaetan Perrin come on for Hien, da Costa and Sinayoko.
Hien dances past two PSG defenders inside the box but his swerving shot is superbly tipped away by Donnarumma! So close to the equaliser.
70th Min: Auxerre are starting to push now as Raveloson's volley is bravely blocked away by Marquinhos.
64th Min: Mbappe and Messi have been a whir of movement in the last few minutes, looking to conjure up a third goal, but Auxerre are still in this.
58th Min: A change of shape from Galtier for the final stages, as Vitinha comes on for Hugo Ekitike, and drops into midfield.
Fabian Ruiz almost pokes Mbappe into a perfect scoring chance but Ionut Radu spreads himself to make the stop.
Could we have a revival on out hands?
Nuno da Costa kept a loose ball alive just outside the box and his pass freed Sinayoko to fire past Donnarumma!
50th Min: Booking at the start of the second half for Auxerre as Jubal goes into the referee's notebook.
It has been the Mbappe show so far here in Burgundy as the Les Bleus captain slammed in a quickfire double to put PSG 2-0 up.
Victory tonight will put PSG to within one point of confirming their Ligue 1 title defence.
40th Min: PSG have eased off the gas, following an incredible opening, and Auxerre will sense they can get something after the restart.....if they can shackle Mbappe.
So close for the visitors.....as Rayan Raveloson hammers an effort from distance. Donnarumma is well beaten but the thunderbolt comes back off the crossbar!
28th Min: Hien is still causing problems for PSG and his stinging drive is batted away by Gianluigi Donnarumma.
20th Min: Auxerre are slowly showing some signs of life, as Gauthier Hein's looping effort drops over the bar, and Mbappe almost springs Lionel Messi in at the other end.
15th Min: Mbappe has a half chance to score a first half hat trick, but Auxerre recover and clear, and PSG keep up the pressure.
Mbappe is on FIRE here! The French international works an angle on the edge of the box and slams home his second goal inside the opening ten minutes!
28 Ligue 1 goals for Mbappe so far this season and PSG may have wrapped this tie up already!
PSG have flown out of the blocks here, and Kylian Mbappe slips away from his marker inside the box, to smash home the opener!
PSG CANNOT be confirmed as Ligue 1 champions tonight. Galtier's side need four more points to clinch the trophy outright, and victory at Auxerre for the visitors, could still be technically overhauled by Lens.
1 hour to KO: TEAM NEWS IS IN!
Two changes for Auxerre as Akim Zedadka and Lassine Sinayoko come into the starting line up.
Warren Zaire-Emery replaces the suspended Achraf Hakimi in PSG's only change.
1 hour 30 mins to KO: Lens ready to push PSG all the way.
Second place Lens have kept up their Ligue 1 title push, in behind favourites PSG, and they will be ready to pounce, if the defending champions slip tonight.
2 hours to KO: Marquinhos signs on at PSG until 2028.
Mbaye Niang starts on the Auxerre bench with Akim Zedadka and Lassine Sinayoko rotating into the starting line up.
Achraf Hakimi is suspended for PSG, with Warren Zaire-Emery coming in as a replacement, but Nuno Mendes, Nordi Mukiele, Neymar and Timothee Pembele are out injured.
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