Paris Saint-Germain’s star striker Kylian Mbappe played a masterclass on a memorable night for the French team. Mbappe ruled the show as he scored two and assisted the other goals as the Ligue 1 champions defeated Lorient 5-1 on Sunday night at the Parc des Princes.
This was a game where Mbappe, Lionel Messi, and Neymar Jr all scored. PSG’s attacking trio linked up superbly at times to deliver an amazing performance. PSG won and thus, were on 68 points from 30 games, 12 ahead of second-placed Olympique de Marseille.
“We’re happy to win but we know this league is difficult to win so we must continue to show we can get the title,” said Neymar.
“The Champions League exit (against Real Madrid) hurt us a lot because we wanted to go all the way. It was hard for the fans to take in, but it was even harder for us.”
Goals from Neymar and Kylian Mbappe put the PSG 2-0 up after half an hour. The French forward collected a pass from Messi and flicked the ball into the path of Neymar, who scored from close range.
Mbappe doubled the advantage after 28 minutes after slipping the fine shot past the opponent goalkeeper.
In the second half, Mbappe took the match into his own hands again and restored a two-goal lead with another shot at the near post, from just outside the penalty area.
Mbappe then assisted Messi with a cut back inside the area, as the whole stadium chanted his name.
Mbappe finished the easy win off in style with a through ball to assist Neymar for his second goal of the day.