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PSG vs. Monaco score: Cesc Fabregas, Kevin Volland lead improbable comeback win over Kylian Mbappe's Parisians


Kevin Volland and Cesc Fabregas led Monaco from behind to beat Paris Saint-Germain 3-2 at Stade Louis II in Ligue 1's glamourous Friday night fixture after Kylian Mbappe had given the French champions a two-goal halftime lead.


Mbappe, 21, did have the ball in Vito Mannone's net a third time but was denied by Video Assisted Refereeing (VAR) for offside while Moise Kean also saw an effort chalked off for the same reason.


Cesc Fabregas' halftime introduction sparked a turnaround in fortunes for Niko Kovac's side and the change immediately began to pay dividends as Volland got them back into the game with his 52nd-minute strike.


Fabregas converted against Keylor Navas and the home side were able to hold on to their advantage for three points that moves them up firmly into the chasing pack behind Les Parisiens in the Championnat table.


The German tactician got it disastrously wrong for the second half with the inexplicable withdrawal of Mbappe and the risk of substituting Di Maria for a recovering Neymar which ultimately backfired.


The pressure is now even greater than it already was heading into next week's crucial Champions League Group H clash with RB Leipzig -- on CBS All Access -- and a bad result would almost certainly seal Tuchel's fate.






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