Kylian Mbappe scored 2 goals to become the youngest player to score 100 goals in France’s first division as Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) beat Olympique Lyonnais 4-2 in the Ligue 1 clash at Lyon.
The so-called “6-pointer” took the French champions to the top of the league with 8 games to go as they beat Lyon to go 3 points clear off their opponents.
Lyon and PSG were equal on points with 60 before the start of the game with PSG just ahead on goal difference, in 2nd place in the league, behind Lille.
This win, however, has propelled the Parisians back on top of the league. Lille are tied on points with Paris but Mauricio Pochettino’s side have a much more superior goal difference so occupy the first spot in the league.
Kylian Mbappe scored the opening goal of the game in the 15th minute and Danilo Pereira made it 2-0 in the 32nd minute to give the away side a good 2-goal cushion going into the interval.
Pereira’s finish was a nice one on the half-volley before Argentinian winger Angel di Maria made it 3-0 soon after the break when he scored in the 47th minute.
There was really no coming back from here for the home team. Mbappe made it 4-0 for PSG and bagged his second of the game in the 52nd minute, which had pretty much sealed the victory for Pochettino and co.
PSG put the foot off the gas after the 4-goal advantage and that cost them as Islam Slimani pulled one back for Lyon 10 minutes later but it seemed to be more of a consolation.
Maxwel Cornet also found himself on the scoresheet in the 81st minute to make it 4-2 and seem less humiliating than it could have been.
Victory lifts PSG to the summit on goal difference above Lille, who were beaten 2-1 at home by Nimes earlier on Sunday.
Mbappe replaced Herve Revelli, who was the youngest player to reach the 100-goal milestone at the time with Saint Etienne in 1969. The French World Cup winner has broken a 42-year-old record now and continues to improve his game.
Brazilian forward Neymar returned from a six-week injury layoff as he came off the bench to replace Mbappe in the 70th minute. PSG will be hoping to retain the Ligue 1 title and want to go one step further than last year in the UEFA Champions League where they lost to Bayern Munich in the final.