The Brest vs PSG match got off to a blistering start with Marco Bizot pulling off a stunning save to direct Soler’s top corner-bound shot onto the crossbar.
Marco Verratti then saw a shot deflect wide for a corner but Brest gave as good as they got in the first half and Sergio Ramos had to be on his toes to stop Romain Del Castillo’s cross from finding its intended target in Franck Honorat.
Mbappé came close to making it 2-0 at the other end soon after, but his volley from a tight angle went the wrong side of the far post. When Mbappé did find the target 10 minutes later, Bizot punched and Soler was on hand to crash home the rebound.
Brest had the final say of the half, though, when Honorat raced onto Del Castillo’s through-ball and thumped an unstoppable shot beyond Gigio Donnarumma in the visiting goal.
Brest vs PSG: Second Half
Having had a relatively quiet first half, Lionel Messi was inches away from his 14th goal of the season early in the second, his shot from the edge of the box drifting wide.
Honorat then nearly went from taker to maker with a fine cross for Lilian Brassier, but the young centre-back headed into the outside side-netting. Mbappé should have given PSG the lead just past the hour, but after dancing into the Brest box he scooped his effort high and wide.
Bizot then stopped Messi and Nuno Mendes from close range before Mbappé tried his luck with a left-footed curler, but again Bizot was equal to it.
Mbappé had the final say, breaking free on the counter and rounding Bizot to slot home at added time and it ended 2-1.
Soler was the best player on park on Saturday – quite a feat when sharing a playing field with Mbappé and Messi – dictating the pace for PSG and scoring his third goal of the season in the process.
The former Valencia man has fierce competition for his place in the Paris midfield, but did his case for further inclusion no harm at all here.