At the Stade Bollaert Delelis of RC Lens on Monday, Kylian Mbappe scored five goals as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed sixth-tier team Pays de Cassel 7-0 in the Coupe de France round of 32. The French superstar defeated amateur opponents with a hat-trick in the first half, a brace in the second, and even had time to set up striker partner Neymar for more insurance. Mbappe and Neymar played the entire 90 minutes.
Mbappe’s quintuple is the first in PSG club history and brings him four goals closer to Edinson Cavani, who currently holds the record for most goals scored with 200. For this game, Lionel Messi, a fellow superstar, was given the night off.
After the game, head coach Christophe Galtier remarked, “Kylian is a goal scorer.” “He is obviously fixated on scoring. Last year, he scored a good number of goals, around 56 for the entire year. It was crucial that he and Neymar participated in the entire contest.”
The following game is against PSG’s fierce rivals Olympique de Marseille as compensation for respecting their opponents, who were the bottom-ranked team left in the competition going into the game. Prior to Mbappe’s deflected goal off of a Nuno Mendes assist and the subsequent barrage of goals before halftime, Pays de Cassel had held out for nearly 30 minutes.
Four minutes after Neymar’s second goal for the visitors, the Frenchman set up Mbappe’s second and PSG’s third goals, which were both scored within 60 seconds of the restart.
Six minutes later, the 24-year-old finished off his triple with a precise finish as the Northerners started to disintegrate and commit multiple errors.
After a goalkeeping gaffe, it took Mbappe only 11 minutes to score Les Parisiens’ fifth goal of the game. His fourth came from a Neymar assist, and shortly after, Carlos Soler casually backheeled in a sixth.
Kylian Mbappé is now the vice-captain of PSG, Christophe Galtier announced.
As Mbappe completed the scoring with a goal at the back post 11 minutes from time, the Spaniard changed roles and Galtier’s team showed mercy moving forward.Mbappe might have have matched or even surpassed Cavani’s record by the time PSG travels to Stade Velodrome to face hated rivals Marseille in Le Classique in early February.Galtier also stated that his star No. 7 serves as the team’s vice-captain in place of skipper Marquinhos, who was rested and did not play in this game.