Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) triumphed 2-0 away against Le Havre on Sunday, overcoming early adversity when goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma received a red card.
Kylian Mbappe's 15th league goal of the season and a late strike from Portuguese midfielder Vitinha sealed the victory, allowing PSG to extend their lead to four points over second-placed Nice in the standings.
The match took an unexpected turn in the 10th minute when Donnarumma was sent off for a high challenge outside the box, leaving PSG with 10 men. Despite the setback, Mbappe showcased his brilliance, securing the lead with a skillful goal, cutting inside the defender, and finding the net from inside the D.
Le Havre displayed resilience, with chances coming from both sides just before the hour mark. PSG's Arnau Tenas, who replaced the sacrificed attacker Bradley Barcola, made crucial saves, maintaining PSG's advantage. The hosts pressed for an equaliser, but a stellar double save by Tenas and a crucial interception by Danilo Pereira preserved PSG's lead.
In the 70th minute, PSG had a golden opportunity to double their lead, but Le Havre's Christopher Operi thwarted Ousmane Dembele's attempt. The decisive moment arrived in the 89th minute when Vitinha's long-range effort, deflected off the opposition, looped over the goalkeeper, securing PSG's hard-earned 2-0 victory.
PSG showcased resilience and tactical discipline to secure three points on the road, maintaining their position at the top of the league.