KYLIAN MBAPPE notched a searing solo goal of the type few could rival – before PSG lost from 2-0 up in a way few could have imagined.
But Mbappe‘s 25th minute opener was the moment of peerless pace, consummate control and fierce finishing that showed why he is the hottest tip to become the world’s top player in the next few years.
Fed by Angel Di Maria midway inside the Monaco half, he blitzed past a challenge that would have sent most players off-stride and measured a high finish past ex-Arsenal keeper Vito Mannone.
And it answered any doubts over Mbappe’s sharpness on his return from a thigh injury picked up against Nantes on October 31, while frontpartner Neymar is still out with an adductor problem.
World Cup winner Mbappe, 21, bagged his second of the night at his old club with a penalty after Youssouf Fofana brought down Rafinha.
Co-hitman Kean, on loan from Everton, soon had a goal disallowed by the video assistant referee and Mbappe suffered the same fate just before the break.
Monaco then turned PSG’s VAR-wrecked spell into far-fetched hell – with a scintillating second-half turnaround
Germany winger Kevin Volland shot home twice from close range, his equaliser courtesy of a Cesc Fabregas cross.
PSG centre back Abdou Diallo then saw red for fouling Volland to concede a spot-kick.
And from that 87th minute penalty former Chelsea and Arsenal midfielder Fabregas calmly tucked home Monaco’s winner.
Defeat still leaves champions PSG four points clear of second-placed Monaco, whose victory overhauled Lille, Marseille and Rennes.