Paris Saint-Germain vs AC Milan summary: Mbappé, score, goals & highlights | Champions League – AS USA

Paris Saint-Germain proved too strong for AC Milan with an assured performance at Parc des Princes. 
The early stages were closely fought, with half-chances for both sides, but the game exploded into life on the half-hour mark with a breath-taking opener.
Warren Zaire-Emery, PSG's 17-year-old midfielder, surged through the midfield and found Kylian Mbappé in space on the left. The Frenchman drove at the Milan backline, before firing the ball into the bottom corner. 
PSG had a hard-fought lead at the break and they overwhelmed Milan in the second half. First Ousmane Dembele had a well-taken goal ruled out for a foul in the build-up, before Randal Kolo Muani doubled PSG's lead with a neat finish from close range. 
Milan struggled to mount any real challenge in the final stages at the hosts extended their advantage when Lee Kang-in finished off a fluid PSG move in the final minutes. 
It finished as a comfortable 3-0 victory to put Luis Enrique's side at the top of Group F.
Superior finishing wins the game for PSG
The Parisians dominated the ball at Parc des Princes, but it was the quality of their finishing that settled the game on the night. Kylian Mbappe, Randal Kolo Muani and Lee Kang-in all showed real quality in front of goal to put PSG top of Group F at the halfway point of the group stage. 
Peeep peeeep peeeeeeeep
And that's all from Parc des Princes!
PSG have been good value for their victory after an assured second half performance against AC Milan. It's not the lavish, free-flowing PSG that we have seen in previous years, but Luis Enrique's team is starting to take shape now. 
This has been a mature performance from PSG, who had to withstand a promising start from AC Milan. They have looked solid at the back and incisive in attack, a tough proposition for anyone they face in this year's competition. 
There will be four minutes of added time at the end of the second half. 
Once again, the goal was created by the energy and the vision of Zaire-Emery, who charged through the AC Milan midfield. He squared the ball for Goncalo Ramos, who let it run through to Lee Kang-in on the penalty spot. 
The Korean winger made no mistake and fired the ball into the bottom corner. 
GOOOOAAAAAL! Paris Saint-Germain
It's a third for PSG and a brilliant team goal, finished off by Lee Kang-in!
PSG have looked well-balanced in the second half, with enough functionality in the middle of the pitch to allow Kylian Mbappe and Ousmane Dembele to show their talents further up the field. 
This is not the most star-studded PSG team that we have seen in recent years, but they look difficult to play against. 
Ball drops to Hakimi 30 yards from goal and the full back lets fly from distance. His effort soars well over the crossbar and into the stands. 
Another change for the hosts as Goncalo Ramos comes on to replace Randal Kolo Muani. 
Woodwork! PSG
That would have wrapped it up!
PSG break and work the ball to Mbappe, in space on the left of the box. He looks to curl the ball past Maignan and into the far corner but his international teammate managed to tip it onto the post. 
Good play from Pulisic to beat two player on the right wing and play the ball into Leao in the middle. Milan look to work an opening but PSG manage to clear for a corner. 
Olivier Giroud connects with the resultant corner kick but he fails to get any real power on the header. 
AC Milan appeals for a penalty!
Yacine Adli does well to glide into the box with his first touch since coming on as substitute. He goes down after a challenge from Hernandez and his appeals are waved away. 
Chance! AC Milan
Rafael Leao looks like the only one capable of sparking something for Milan. He gets in behind the PSG backline and forces a smart near-post save from Donnarumma. 
Double change for AC Milan. Krunic and Musah are replaced by Pobega and Adli
Free kick to AC Milan on the left wing after Theo Hernandez is felled. A chance to deliver into the box. 
The AC Milan threat has really faded as this game has worn on. 
Rafael Leao looks to make something happen down the left wing but he's blocked off by Marquinhos. 
Here's that PSG change. 
Manuel Ugarte and Ousmane Dembele are replaced by Lee Kang-In and Fabian Ruiz. 
Clever effort from Olivier Giroud, who looks to curl the ball over Donnarumma from distance. The big Italian looks worried for a moment, before getting back well to claim the ball. 
There's a substitution on the cards, but it likes like it's coming from PSG.
Christian Pulisic is down after a clash with Lucas Hernandez. AC Milan win the free kick, the USMNT star looks a bit groggy after that collision. 
The referee gives Tomori a talking-to after the Englishman barged into Kolo Muani on the halfway line. He's already been booked and the AC Milan defender is walking a tightrope now. 
Elsewhere in Group F…
Newcastle United are currently 1-0 down against Borussia Dortmund, meaning that PSG will go top of the group if results stay like this.
It's bad news for AC Milan, who are currently bottom. 
Now Ousmane Dembele tries his luck from range, but the PSG man's wild effort flies well over the crossbar. 
Good play from Christian Pulisic to receive the ball on the right wing and drive inside. The space open up for him and he hits a left-footed strike at goal, but Donnarumma can palm the ball away . 
Kalulu (AC Milan)
Another booking for the visitors, this time for a foul on Mbappe. The Milan backline are looking overwhelmed, Pioli might need to make a change soon if he wants to get anything out of this. 
Tomori (AC Milan)
The Englishman is booked for a clumsy challenge on Kolo Muani in the middle of the Milan half. 
Chance! PSG
That could have sealed it for PSG! 
Another lightning-quick break from the hosts saw Mbappe pick up the ball in the Milan box. He skipped past Calabria but his right footed shot was well blocked by Maignan. 
Milan living dangerously now. 
What now for AC Milan? All their hard work in the first 45 minutes has been undone by defensive lapses in the following ten. One more goal for PSG and this could be over. 
GOOOAAAAL! Randal Kolo Muani
PSG catch Milan napping from a corner kick and Kolo Muani is there to poke the ball home from close range. 
2-0 to PSG, Pioli will be furious with his team there. 
Chance! AC MIlan
Now AC Milan go close!
It's a long ball over the top to find Christian Pulisic charging through on goal. He has space for a shot but opts instead to squad the ball to Giroud. 
The American's pass is a little to heavy and Giroud can only fire his effort into the side-netting. 
NO GOAL
Dembele's goal is ruled out for a foul in the build-up. Good decision from the VAR and referee. 
Hang on…
There's suggestion of a foul in the build up to that goal, as Tomori was clattered in the middle of the pitch. The referee's going to have a look at the monitor…
GOOOOOOAAAAAL! Ousmane Dembele
And woke up, they have!
PSG double their lead with a ruthless counter-attacking goal, brilliantly finished by Dembele. It's a real sucker punch for Milan. 
There's drama early in the second half as Donnarumma is forced to charge out of his goal to prevent Christian Pulisic from getting a clear run at goal. 
The Italian does well to head the ball clear, but that's a wake-up call for PSG. 
And we're back!
AC Milan get us underway in the second half, desperately needing a goal to break their UCL scoring draught. 
So, what can AC Milan do now?
When Stefano Pioli gave his 200th AC Milan pre-match team talk earlier today, he must asked his players for something very similar to what we saw in the opening 45 minutes. Milan were hard-working and tough to break down, while possessing a threat on the counter-attack. 
Milan's attacking trio of Giroud, Pulisic and Leao have worked well to disrupt the PSG build-up and managed to unsettled Donnarumma at times. And yet…
That first half was defined by a brilliant opening goal from Kylian Mbappe, aided by the prodigious talent of young midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery.
Kylian Mbappe continues incredible Champions League form
After the departures of Lionel Messi and Neymar over summer, the Frenchman is the only member of the much-vaunted PSG frontline remaining. On the evidence of that first half, he might be enough on his own. 
AC Milan had managed to stifle PSG in the opening 30 minutes but Mbappe proved too good and sliced through the Rossonneri backline. He just loves the Champions League. 
PSG lead at the break
The hosts had the better of the first half but it required a moment of magic to find the breakthrough against a resolute AC Milan side. Warren Zaire-Emery, still just 17, showed quality far beyond his years to burst through the Milan midfield and feed the ball to Kylian Mbappe on the left. 
The Frenchman darted inside and, having eased past Tomori, fired a low drive into the bottom corner. 
Peeep peeeep peeeeep
No penalty, and no time for anything else either. 
Half time at Parc des Princes, PSG have a one-goal lead. 
Huge appeals for a penalty from PSG!
Hakimi slipped the ball to Mbappe just inside the box and the Frenchman went down after contact from a Milan defender. His appeals are waved away. 
AC Milan win a late corner kick but a foul is called against Olivier Giroud as the ball is delivered. PSG recover the ball. 
There will be two additional minutes of added time at Parc des Princes. 
Ousmane Dembele
AC Milan clear the corner kick and Dembele is booked for cynically blocking the Rossonerri attack. 
The corner kick is easily cleared by Milan and Marquinhos lets fly with a wild volley from the edge of the box.  
Maignan punches the ball clear but PSG came back again, working the ball through to Kolo Muani in the box. He shot is blocked and PSG win another corner. 
With five minutes of the first half remaining PSG are pushing for a second. Kolo Muani does well to close down Thiaw and wins a corner for his side. 
How many Champions League goals has Mbappe scored?
Tonight's opener was his 36th goal in the elite European club competition. Not bad for a 24-year-old. 
The a roar around the Parc des Princes as PSG charge forward again, this time with Vitinha. The Portuguese can't can't feed the ball through to Mbappe, but PSG are well on top now. 
AC Milan will want to make it to the break without conceding again. 
Mbappe will get well-deserved plaudits for that goal, but it was the energy and the composure of 17-year-old Warren Zaire-Emery that created the opportunity. 
The young midfielder powered through the middle of the pitch, brushing off an AC Milan challenge, before feeding the ball to Mbappe on the edge of the box. 
Of course, what Mbappe did from there was pretty special too!
GOOOOOOOAAAAAL! Kylian Mbappe
PSG break the deadlock! 
It was brilliant play from Zaire-Emery to charge through the AC Milan midfield and find Mbappe on the left. The Frenchman squared up Tomori and rifled a low shot past Maignan. 
Brilliant goal from PSG. 
Close! PSG
And that's why!
Right on cue, Mbappe shows his quality and glides inside, beating a MIlan defender before letting fly with a fierce long-range shot
The ball goes just wide of the top corner, but it's enough to draw a full-length dive from Maignan. 
Although he's starting on the left wing, Mbappe has been given license to roam inside and is almost playing as a strike partner for Kolo Muani. 
Vitinha is filling the gap on the left in the Frenchman's absence. 
It looks like AC Milan are preparing a substitution. There's been no obvious injury in the opening stages, but you would have to assume that someone is struggling. 
Close! AC Milan
Rafael Leao has looked like Milan's most dangerous forward so far and he shows his quality again. 
The Portuguese wideman skips past Hakimi and curls a low shot just past Donnarumma's far post. 
Leao is getting the best of that battle so far. 
 
Brief break in play as an over-excited spectator makes it onto the field, disrupting proceedings at Parc des Princes. 
The stewards round him up fairly swiftly and play can continue. 
Chance! PSG
First sight on goal for Kylian Mbappe.
The ball is worked to the Frenchman on the edge of the box. He does well to quickly shift the ball onto his right foot but he can't muster any real power on the shot and Maignan gets down to save comfortably. 
There's more good work from the AC Milan forwards to force Donnarumma into misplacing a pass. PSG have struggled to play through the Milan press in the early stages. 
The free kick clips the top of the wall and spins out for a corner.
The resultant delivery is poor and PSG recover the ball. 
Free kick to AC Milan on the edge of the box!
It came from a driving run from Leao, who was clipped by Hakimi around 25yards from goal.
It's slightly to the left of centre, a perfect place for a right-footer to strike…
In the opening quarter of an hour both teams have looked much more dangerous down the wings than they have with anything down the middle. The midfields are fairly functional, with the real stardust to be found with the widemen. 
Chance! AC Milan
First clear sight of goal goes to the visitors! 
Pulisic's corner was pulled back to the edge of the box,where Rafael Leao is charging onto the ball. He looks to whip his right-footed effort into the near post but gets it all wrong and it flies wide of the target. 
AC Milan are getting a bit of the play now. 
Pulisic does well on the right wing and looks to have found a crossing position for his team. Marquinhos gets back with a sliding tackle to put the ball out for a corner kick. 
Good play from Leao to skip past Hakimi and charge infield for the visitors. He's felled on the halfway line and Milan win a free kick. 
AC Milan win a free on the right, around 40 yards from goal in a crossing position. The ball is whipped in but PSG clear well and regain possession. 
Malick Thiaw
Kolo Munai shows neat footwork to skip past Thiaw on the right wing, forcing the AC Milan defender to pull him down. 
First opening of the game and it's created by PSG. 
Dembele makes good progress down the right flank and squares the ball to Kolo Muani, lurking in the middle. Tomori does well to get back in time to block the cross. 
AC Milan are looking to press PSG from the very start, denying them space on the ball even in their own box. Olivier Giroud charges down Donnarumma in the opening moments. Let's see how long the 37-year-old can keep that up for. 
And we're off!
PSG get us underway at Parc des Princes. What a noise!
PSG vs AC Milan team news
In case you missed it, here's how the two teams line up for tonight Champions League fixture….
PSG starting XI: Donnarumma, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, L. Hernandez, Ugarte, Vitinha, Zaïre-Emery, Dembélé, Kolo Muani, Mbappé
AC Milan starting XI: Maignan, Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori, T. Hernandez, Krunic, Musah, Reijnders, Pulisic, Giroud, Leão
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William Gittins
A journalist, soccer fanatic and Shrewsbury Town fan, Will’s love for the game has withstood countless playoff final losses. After graduating from the University of Liverpool he wrote for a number of British publications before joining AS USA in 2020. His work focuses on the Premier League, LaLiga, MLS, Liga MX and the global game.
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