Goals from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe helped Paris Saint-Germain top the early Ligue 1 table with a 3-0 win over Toulouse on Wednesday.

Christophe Galtier’s reigning champions were never seriously threatened by their newly promoted opponents and remain on goal difference over Lens and Marseille.

The fearsome front three of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe have already scored 18 goals this season.

Toulouse frustrated PSG early on in the game, with goalkeeper Maxime Dupe making two smart stops from Kylian Mbappe and a shot from Lionel Messi wide of the mark.

But the away side took the lead in the 37th minute, when Neymar raged on Messi’s through ball and shoved into the bottom corner.

The Brazilian’s ninth goal of the season was initially disallowed for offside, but that decision was overturned after a lengthy VAR review.

It wasn’t long before PSG scored again after halftime, as Messi clearly broke into the area before passing the ball to Mbappe shooting through Dupe’s legs.

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The capital calmed down later in the second half, with Neymar and Messi both being replaced.

Summer signing Hugo Ekikike nearly grabbed his first goal for the club, but was denied by Dupe, who finished the game with 10 saves.

But he was beaten again in the 90th minute when Juan Bernat drove a left footed attack high into the top corner.

Lens, who also has 13 points from five games, continued his good start with a 5-2 home game against Lorient and moved into second place over Marseille on goals scored.

Florian Sotoca scored his first goals since an opening weekend hat-trick against Brest with a double, while Wesley Said, Salis Abdul Samed and Lois Openda also found the net.

Marseille remained level with the top two as Senegalese midfielder Pape Gueye scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Clermont.

They could have stayed in second place, but Alexis Sanchez missed a late penalty.

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Nice finally secured their first win of the season when Nicolas Pepe scored a match-winning penalty on his second appearance since being loaned out from Arsenal.

Monaco defeated again

Earlier Wednesday, Monaco slumped to a surprising 4-2 home defeat to Troyes.

Philippe Clement’s Monaco have only collected five points from five games so far this season after last weekend’s impressive draw at Paris Saint-Germain proved to be a false dawn.

Guillermo Maripan gave Monaco the lead early on before Troyes struck back via a penalty from Florian Tardieu in the 22nd minute.

Maripan received a second yellow card from the field shortly before half-time and left Monaco for the third time in four league games with only 10 men.

Teenage striker Wilson Odobert gave the visitors the advantage in first-half stoppage time – the 17-year-old scored his first Ligue 1 goal after coming to the club from PSG last month.

Mama Balde extended Troyes’ lead just three minutes after the break with his third goal of the campaign.

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Youssouf Fofana gave Monaco hope halfway through the second half, but Troyes stopped the game via Yoann Salmier.

Unbeaten Lyon took three wins in four games thanks to a 2-1 win over Auxerre, while Karl Toko Ekambi assisted Tete’s opener before scoring his side’s second goal.

Elsewhere, 10-man Reims took a 4-2 win over Angers when Arsenal striker Folarin Balogun scored his fourth goal of the season from the penalty spot.

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