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


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

Mbappe came off the bench to bury a spot-kick he earned just past the hour mark, but Toulouse equalised with a penalty of their own via Zakaria Aboukhlal four minutes from the end.

Mbappe was reinstated into PSG’s first team after being omitted for their season opening draw with Lorient and frozen out of the main squad for weeks amid an ongoing contract stand-off.

Ousmane Dembele also made his debut, following his move from Barcelona, when he was introduced off the bench.

The visitors had the ball in the back of the net through 17-year-old midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery early in the second period, but his effort was disallowed for offside.

PSG were awarded their penalty on 58 minutes when Rasmus Nicolaisen brought down Mbappe in the box and following a Video Assistant Referee check, the latter buried his spot kick.

Toulouse were awarded their penalty as Achraf Hakimi fouled Aboukhlal and the latter got up to earn his side a deserved point.


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