Kylian Mbappe and Angel Di Maria both scored as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-2 away at Brest on Friday to make it three wins out of three this season in Ligue 1.
Ander Herrera and Idrissa Gana Gueye also found the net as PSG moved ominously on to nine points from a possible nine and clear at the top of the fledgling French table with a second consecutive victory.
The full house of 15,000 in Brittany were denied the chance to see Lionel Messi make his PSG debut after the Argentine was left out of the squad as he continues to build up his fitness.
Neymar, who like Messi returned to training late after going all the way to the final of the Copa America last month, was also left out but PSG once again showed that they have little trouble finding the net and winning without the two superstars.
However, once again their defending left a lot to be desired and will have given coach Mauricio Pochettino food for thought with a number of players still waiting on the sidelines.
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