Kylian Mbappe set up the first goal and grabbed one of his own as Paris Saint Germain retained the French Cup with a 2-0 victory over Monaco in Wednesday’s final at the Stade de France.
Quick thinking by Mbappe to disposes Axel Disasi in his own penalty area, as the Monaco defender let a short pass from goalkeeper Radoslaw Majecki slip under his feet, set up a 19th-minute opener for Mauro Icardi.
Mbappe took the ball away and, displaying quick feet, passed square for Icardi to tuck the ball home from close range.
With team mate Neymar suspended and watching from the empty stands, Mbappe was able to dominate the contest with his talent and pace and added the second goal in the 81st minute.
Angel di Maria set him up with a short through-ball and the World Cup winner lifted his finish over Majecki to make sure of the outcome.
Mbappe’s goal came a minute after he had hit the crossbar with a clever chip from outside the penalty area having spotted Majecki off his line.
It was one of few chances in a largely dour final, played behind closed doors, that only came alive in the last 15 minutes.