Mbappe scores on return but PSG held 1-1 by Toulouse

Mbappe scores on return but psg held 1-1 by toulouse0

Kylian Mbappe scored from the penalty spot 11 minutes into his return for Paris St. Germain, but the reigning champions had to settle for a 1-1 draw at Toulouse on Saturday.

Mbappe came off the bench to put away a penalty he had won just after the hour mark, but Zakaria Aboukhlal tied the game for Toulouse with a penalty of his own four minutes before the end.

Mbappe was put back on PSG’s first team after he was left off for their season-opening tie with Lorient and kept out of the main group for weeks because of a contract dispute.

Ousmane Dembele also played for the first time after moving from Barcelona. He came off the bench.

Early in the second half, the away team’s 17-year-old player Warren Zaire-Emery put the ball in the goal, but it was taken away because he was offside.

Rasmus Nicolaisen took down Mbappe in the box in the 58th minute, giving PSG a penalty. After a check by the Video Assistant Referee, Mbappe put away his chance.

Achraf Hakimi fouled Aboukhlal, so Toulouse got a penalty, and Aboukhlal scored to give his team a well-earned point.

In the first game on Saturday, new player Mousa Al-Tamari scored twice as Montpellier easily beat Lyon 4-1.

Al-Tamari went from Belgian top-flight team OH Leuven to the south coast of France at the start of the season. He scored both goals for a powerful Montpellier team on either side of halftime.

Arnaud Nordin gave the guests the lead after 20 minutes, and Al-Tamari scored twice to put them in charge.

Lyon’s leader Alexandre Lacazette scored a goal to give coach Laurent Blanc’s team some hope, but it quickly went away when he got a straight red card for a wild kick at Teji Savanier.

Akor Adams, another new player for Montpellier, scored the fourth goal. It was his third goal in two games this season.

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