Kylian Mbappe got his Paris Saint-Germain career off to a bright start when he scored in a 5-1 thrashing of Metz in Ligue 1 on Friday night.

Edinson Cavani broke the deadlock in the 31st minute before Emmanuel Riviere drew level six minutes later to the delight of home fans at the Stade Saint Symphorien.

After the break, Cameroonian player Benoit Assou-Ekotto was sent off in the 56th minute for a rough tackle on Mbappe, a situation that triggered PSG's rout.

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Three minutes later, Mbappe scored his first goal for the French giant. Neymar extended the lead ten minutes later, before Cavani completed his brace.

With two minutes from time, Lucas Moura put the game beyond their host – Metz- to seal a 5-1 victory.

The victory is PSG's fifth in a row to start the Ligue 1 season, and takes them three points clear at the top of the fledgling table, ahead of champions Monaco, who play Nice on Saturday.

"It's important for me to have good balance on the pitch," a delighted PSG coach Unai Emery said.

"I think that the good players like to play with good players, and Kylian (Mbappe) made a good start."

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