Kylian Mbappe dominated his first home start of the season, scoring twice as Ligue 1 champions Paris-Saint Germain defeated last season’s runners up Lens, three goals to one, on Saturday.
In a meeting of two teams winless in their first two league matches, PSG emphatically put their season back on track.
The victory lifted them to PSG to fourth, two points behind leaders Monaco, who drew on Friday, and Marseille who won earlier Saturday.
Mbappe, making his first home start since being reinstated to the team following a contract dispute, posed a threat from the start.
In the first half, he had one shot saved by goalkeeper Brice Samba and another cleared off the line by Kevin Danso before Marco Asensio scored his first goal for the club in the 44th minute.
PSG’s Portuguese midfielder Vitinha surged up the field before moving the ball on to Warren Zaire-Emery who passed to Asensio just outside the box. The Spaniard curled a left foot shot in off the base of the post.
Mbappe added a ferocious second after 51 minutes, meeting a return pass from Lucas Hernandez with a first-time side-foot shot from the edge of the box that rocketed past Samba.
Mbappe forced another good save from Samba as PSG dominated possession.
On a rare Lens counter-attack, Elye Wahi, the club’s record signing, who came on after 57 minutes, outpaced the home defence and forced a sprawling save from Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Ousmane Dembele, making his first PSG start since moving from Barcelona, lashed an opportunity for a first goal for the club wide.
Mbappe added a second in the 90th minute with a shot from near the penalty spot that took two deflections on its way into the net.
As PSG’s defence relaxed, Wahi forced another flying save from Donnarumma before Morgan Guilavogui scored with the last kick of the match, his shot deflecting in off Milan Skriniar.