Kylian Mbappe Scores to Help Paris Saint Germain Beat Montpellier
Kylian Mbappe scored his 100th goal for Ligue 1 leaders Paris St-Germain as they thrashed Montpellier 3-1 yesterday. Colin Dagba opened the scoring for the Ligue one champions from Angel di Maria’s pass.
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22-years-old English forward Stephy Mavididi levelled the scores from close range before former Juventus team-mate Moise Kean restored the scores with a fine goal from a tight angle.
Kylian Mbappe who is just 21 tapped home from close range for his landmark goal in his 137th game for the club. He is only the fifth player to reach 100 goals for Paris Saint Germain. He has now joined Edinson Cavani (200), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156), Pauleta (109) and Dominique Rocheteau (100).
According to Kylian Mbappe he said: “I’ve been wanting to score for a few matches, it’s a bit of a release.” He also said: “When I signed here, I wouldn’t even have thought of scoring three goals. [One hundred] was part of a distant goal.”
The France international also scored 27 goals for Monaco before his £165m move to his hometown club. Neymar was not featured in the game Mbappe was the only substitute, with Tuesday’s crucial Champions League game against Istanbul Basaksehir in mind.