Paris Saint-Germain netted their 3000th goal in Ligue 1 as a late winner from Kylian Mbappé secured a hard-fought 2-1 victory over relegation-threatened Brest, to extend their commanding lead at the top of the table to 11 points.
However, the hosts held firm during the early exchanges, with Carlos Soler seeing PSG’s best opportunity of the opening half-hour tipped onto the post by a sprawling Marco Bizot.
As HT loomed, PSG looked to up the ante with plenty of possession in the final third, and finally made their pressure count in the 37th minute, when Soler rifled home a clinical first-time finish, after Bizot could only parry a long-range effort from Kylian Mbappé.
Yet to claim a point from a losing position under new boss Éric Roy, the hosts looked to carry their momentum into the opening exchanges of the second half, but Lilian Brassier spurned a glorious opportunity to give Brest the lead, directing a close-range header wastefully into the side-netting.
With time ticking into the final 15 minutes, both sides remained intent on finding a decisive late winner, and it was the visitors who finally ended the hosts’ resistance in stoppage time, as Mbappé broke the offside trap and confidently slotted home to net PSG’s 3,000th goal in Ligue 1 and secure all three points to extend their lead at the top of the division.