Saturday, 15 December, 2018

Mbappe: How Mbappe helped PSG break 82-year-old Ligue 1 record

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Frederick Owens | 09 October, 2018, 15:45

Kylian Mbappe scored four goals to help PSG beat Lyon 5-0 in their Ligue 1 match on Sunday.

"There have been a lot of things in this game that will make us remember it", Mbappe told CanalPlus after claiming his first PSG hat-trick and doubling his league goal tally in one evening.

"Between Kylian, Neymar and Edinson, we really have players fighting for the Ballon d'Or".

"He is a great player, everyone knows it", Mbappe said of Neymar.

Kylian Mbappe poses with the crowd and cameras during his goal spree for Paris St Germain.

Victory saw Thomas Tuchel's side became the first to win their first nine games of any Ligue 1 season as they went eight points clear at the top.

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Mbappe won the ninth-minute penalty which allowed Neymar to open the scoring with his 11th goal of the season.

PSG was reduced to 10 men when defender Presnel Kimpembe was sent off with a straight red midway through the first half.

Just minutes before the rout began, Anthony Lopes twice denied him in one on ones and Mbappe could have gone home with six goals on another day.

All four goals were scored between the 61st and 74th minute.

'For me he's a phenomenon.

Former Barcelona forward Neymar arrived in Paris as PSG's star man but he has company at Parc des Princes, where Mbappe continues to shine.

The only stain on his record so far this year is a red card - the second of his PSG career - he received during injury time on September 1 in a 4-2 win at Nimes, which resulted in a three-game ban. Not yet the equal of Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi, who have shared the past 10 Ballon d'Or awards, the teenage wonder has a good chance to dethrone the pair in December despite the fierce competition from the likes of Luka Modric and Antoine Griezmann, who are also among the favorites. Of course, I know my value, I know the pressure that exists, I know my responsibilities but we have many quality players who also have their responsibilities.

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