Mbappe Helps Psg Break 82-Year-Old Record

Lynette Rowe
October 9, 2018

Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe has praised his teammates for their role in Sunday's 5-0 home win over Lyon that saw the French champions set a new record of nine wins from their opening nine fixtures.

Mbappe, who won the World Cup with France in the summer, has now scored 10 goals and contributed four assists during his first seven matches this season.

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"Kylian is a special guy, for whom I have a lot of affection", he said after the game, as quoted by the Daily Mail.

After earning the penalty for Neymar's opener, the 19-year-old forward scored four goals in 13 second-half minutes to maintain PSG's ideal start to the league season.

"My performance was good, but it was a team effort above all", Mbappe told Canal+ after the final whistle at Parc des Princes.

He first missed a series of chances but finally scored PSG's second goal in the 61st minute with a left-footed shot.

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PSG were reduced to ten men in the 33rd minute when Presnel Kimpembe was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Tanguy Ndombele, while Lyon also ended the half with 10 men when Lucas Tousart was given his marching orders.

France's forward Kylian Mbappe (2R) celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Russian Federation 2018 World Cup round of 16 football match between France and Argentina at the Kazan Arena in Kazan on June 30, 2018. Mbappe has taken his total goal scoring tally to 8 in the league, this season.

Kylian Mbappe got his hat-trick in the 69th minute.

'For me he's a phenomenon. "I hope it will continue like that for several years because football will thank him", said Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona to flee from the shadow of Lionel Messi but could now be eclipsed by Mbappe. He is not among the favorites for the Ballon d'Or.

It is quite clear by now that Kylian Mbappe, despite being just 19-year-old, is a world-class talent.

Mbappe has since made amends.

"I am very proud of my players and my staff", the Qatari supremo said.

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