Mbappé goal helps PSG beat Toulouse to win Champions Trophy


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PARIS -- - Kylian Mbappé and Lee Kang-in both scored as French league champion Paris Saint-Germain beat French Cup winner Toulouse 2-0 to win the Champions Trophy on Wednesday.

Lee put PSG ahead in the third minute after being set up by Ousmane Dembélé's first-time pass.

Toulouse left back Gabriel Suazo missed a chance to equalize in the 18th when he failed to meet a pass over the defense from midfielder Aron Donnum.

Dembélé and fellow winger Bradley Barcola also went close for PSG before Toulouse's Dutch striker Thijs Dallinga hit the post.

PSG made the most of that reprieve in the 44th when Mbappé collected Barcola's pass and beat 18-year-old goalkeeper Guillaume Restes from near the penalty spot. It took Mbappé's overall tally to 22 goals in 23 matches this season and extended his PSG scoring record to 234 since joining in the summer of 2017.

The Champions Trophy has been held abroad in recent years as a pre-season curtain raiser. This year's edition was scheduled to be held in Bangkok in August but was switched in June when the local organizer backed out.

The French league decided to hold the match on home soil at PSG's stadium in Paris rather than in Saudi Arabia or Qatar as had been expected.


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