Mbappe stars as PSG ease to 3-0 win over Sydney

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Kylian Mbappe (2nd R) of Paris Saint-Germain competes during the International Super Cup match between Paris Saint-Germain and Sydney FC in Suzhou of east China's Jiangsu Province, on July 30, 2019. (Xinhua/Yang Lei)

Kylian Mbappe was the star of the show once more for Paris Saint-Germain, scoring an eye-catching first goal as the French champions beat Sydney FC 3-0 in a friendly match on Tuesday.

Strike partner Edinson Cavani also scored in the first half before substitute Metehan Guclu netted with a clever flick a minute from time in Suzhou.

In the absence of Neymar, the Brazilian who is still working his way back to full fitness, the French starlet Mbappe was the focus of attention.

There was a buzz of anticipation each time the 20-year-old prodigy received the ball.

Playing in fluorescent orange, the Parisians, who earlier in the day announced the signing of Everton midfielder Idrissa Gueye, lay siege to the Sydney goal.

Moments after the Australians had a goal ruled out for off-side, World Cup winner Mbappe exchanged passes with Juan Bernat before firing beyond goalkeeper Andrew Redmayne on 37 minutes.

Six minutes later it was 2-0, Cavani hooking the ball in after Redmayne parried.

The floppy-haired Uruguayan and Mbappe were subbed at the break as coach Thomas Tuchel changed all his outfield players.

PSG play Rennes in the domestic Trophee des Champions on Saturday in Shenzhen.

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