European roundup: Kylian Mbappé inspires PSG to victory over Milan

PSG strickers Kylian Mbappe and Usman Dembele
  • Torres and López edge Barcelona to win over Shakhtar Donetsk
  • Evanilson hat-trick fires Porto to victory at Royal Antwerp

Kylian Mbappé’s moment of magic and Randal Kolo Muani’s goal helped Paris Saint-Germain beat a toothless Milan 3-0 at the Parc des Princes to go top of their Champions League Group F.

France’s talisman Mbappé broke the deadlock with a clever low shot before the break, before Kolo Muani doubled the advantage in the second half after some fine play from Ousmane Dembélé. Lee Kang-in added a third in the last minute.

Kolo Muani said: “We wanted to control the match and go for the win. After the break we managed to put the result beyond doubt. It gives us confidence for the games to come.”

Luis Enrique’s side are now on six points from three games, two ahead of Borussia Dortmund who claimed a 1-0 win at Newcastle United.

Milan, who have now failed to score in five consecutive Champions League games and netted only once in their last four competitive matches, are bottom of the group on two points.

First-half goals from Ferran Torres and Fermín López helped Barcelona secure a 2-1 home win against Shakhtar Donetsk in their Champions League Group H tie.

The hosts dominated from the start and opened the scoring in the 28th minute with a Torres volley from a rebound off the post. They extended their lead in the 36th when López unleashed a thunderous shot that ricocheted off the left post on its way in.

Georgiy Sudakov, the Shakhtar midfielder, stroked in a tidy finish from a counterattack in the 62nd minute to narrow the deficit, but Barcelona held on despite late pressure to secure their third win in three in the competition.

Also in Group H, the Porto striker Evanilson came off the bench to score a hat-trick and inspire a 4-1 win at Royal Antwerp. The hosts took a first-half lead when Alhassan Yusuf swept home a shot from the edge of the box, but Porto were level seconds after half-time through Evanilson’s deflected strike.

Porto hit the front when Stephen Eustáquio placed his shot into the far corner of the net, before Evanilson scored his second with a volleyed finish and then executed a sublime chip to complete his treble.

Barcelona top the group with a maximum nine points at the midway point, followed by Porto on six. Shakhtar Donetsk have three points and Antwerp have none.

In Group E, Feyenoord saw off Lazio 3-1 thanks to two goals from Santiago Giménez either side of Ramiz Zerrouki’s strike. Pedro, on as a substitute, netted a penalty for the Italians in the 83rd minute, but it was too late to inspire a comeback.

RB Leipzig strengthened their hold on second place in Group G with a 3-1 victory over gritty Red Star Belgrade. David Raum, Xavi Simons and Dani Olmo netted for the German side. Leipzig sit three points behind group leaders Manchester City after their win at Young Boys.