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European roundup: Mbappe nets brace in PSG win, Dortmund lose again

The victory moves Mauricio Pochettino's side three points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris St Germain beat 10-man Montpellier 4-0 at the Parc des Princes and moved three points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

Montpellier had goalkeeper Jonas Omlin sent off in the 19th minute following a challenge on Mbappe, with an initial yellow card being upgraded to red after referee Willy Delajod checked the pitchside monitor.

Mbappe put the hosts ahead in the 34th minute by lifting the ball over substitute keeper Dimitry Bertaud having collected Angel Di Maria's pass.

And PSG then wrapped things up with three goals in quick succession after the interval, Neymar, Mauro Icardi and Mbappe netting in the 60th, 61st and 63rd minutes respectively.

The champions, who had boss Mauricio Pochettino back in the dugout after he missed the 1-0 win at Angers following a positive coronavirus test, move three points ahead of second-placed Lille, who play at Rennes on Sunday.

Borussia Dortmund were beaten 4-2 at Borussia Monchengladbach, who replaced their opponents in fourth spot in the Bundesliga.

After Nico Elvedi put the hosts ahead early on, a quickfire Erling Haaland brace turned things around, only for Elvedi to notch his second to make it 2-2 after 32 minutes.

Ramy Bensebaini and Marcus Thuram then added second-half efforts for Monchengladbach as they secured a fourth win in five games.

In Serie A, a stoppage-time Simone Zaza goal secured relegation battlers Torino a 2-2 draw at Benevento in their first match under Davide Nicola.

Simone Zaza, left, celebrates his equaliser
Simone Zaza, left, celebrates his equaliser (Alessandro Garofalo/AP)

The home side were 2-0 up through a Nicolas Viola penalty and a strike from Gianluca Lapadula before Zaza reduced the deficit with a header, then drew things level late on.

Meanwhile, there was also a 2-2 draw in LaLiga, between Levante and Real Valladolid at Estadi Ciutat de Valencia.

All the goals came in the second half, with Dani Gomez putting Levante 1-0 up, Ruben Alcaraz and Oscar Plano replying for the away side and Roger Marti then equalising in the 83rd minute.

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Saturday's key events

· After silvers in both the men's and women's events, Team GB will be fancied to get on the podium again in the mixed relay (11.30pm-1am)

· Touted as Michael Phelps's successor, Caeleb Dressel already has two gold medals from these Games and he will be going for a third in the men's 50m butterfly final (2.30am)
· It is Katie Ledecky vs. Ariarne Titmus III in the women's 800m freestyle final, with Ledecky entering as firm favourite (2.46am)
· Great Britain will be heavily fancied to add another gold medal to their swimming haul, having produced by far the fastest qualifying time for the mixed 4x100m medley relay final (3.43am)

· Dina Asher-Smith is one of three British women in the 100m semi-finals (3.01am-3.20am), and will hope to challenge for a medal in what is likely to be a star-studded final (1.50pm)
· The inaugural Olympic 4x400m mixed relay event concludes with Great Britain one of the eight finalists going for gold (1.35pm)

· Team GB's dreams of an unlikely gold are still alive in the women's event as they face France in their semi-final (3.30am). The winners will face either New Zealand or Fiji in the gold medal match later in the day (10am)

· Gold medals are up for grabs in the windsurfer - RS:X finals. Emma Wilson participates for Team GB in the women's final (6.33am), while Tom Squires is in action in the men's (7.33am)

· Following his shock semi-final defeat, ending his hopes of a Golden Slam in 2021, Novak Djokovic battles for bronze against Pablo Carreno Busta (7am)
· The women's singles event reaches its conclusion with the gold medal match between Belinda Bencic and Marketa Vondrousova

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