Mbappé and Neymar’s PSG martyrs Lille and takes the lead alone

Mbappé and Neymar’s PSG martyrs Lille and takes the lead alone

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Paris Saint-Germain continue their supersonic start to the season by returning from Lille with a landslide victory. On Sunday August 21, the Parisians won 7-1 against Les Dogues. Kylian Mbappé scored a hat-trick, while Neymar scored twice and delivered three assists. The champions of France settle alone at the head of the championship after three days.

As usual with PSG, it is at the end of winter and at the beginning of spring that we will have to be strong, solid and victorious. But how not to be impressed by the first weeks of this 2022-2023 season for the Rouge et Bleu? After the Champions Trophy won hands down at the end of July in Tel Aviv against Nantes (4-0), the capital club went into bulldozer mode in Ligue 1. And after Clermont (5-0) and Montpellier (5-2), it was Losc who suffered a real humiliation, Sunday August 21 during the 3rd day of Ligue 1.

The confrontation between the last two champions of France quickly turned in favor of the visitors, at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium. It was not necessary to arrive late because the Parisians only needed four passes – including the one on the engagement – ​​and eight seconds to start the fireworks.

Launched by Lionel Messi behind the Dogues defense, Kylian Mbappe went to lob goalkeeper Leo Jardim without difficulty. The French international has thus equaled the historic record for the fastest goal in the history of the French championship. On February 15, 1992, Michel Rio had also scored after eight seconds with Caen against Cannes.

Neymar walks on water this August

Unplayable, the Parisians developed their football and Lille ended up taking on water from all sides. After a lull, Paris stepped on the accelerator and shattered the Lille rearguard. Nuno Mendes found Leo Messi for the 2-0 (27th), then Neymar offered Achraf Hakimi the third goal of the match (39th). The Brazilian then took advantage of a blocked ball to bring the score to 4-0 (43rd).

After the break, the demolition company resumed: this time, Hakimi turned into a smuggler for Neymar (52nd). In the process, Lille saved the honor thanks to Jonathan Bamba, who had to try twice to deceive Gianluigi Donnarumma from close (54th). It was still too little to hope to resurface. A double one-two between Neymar and Mbappé allowed the Frenchman to score the 6-1 goal (66th). And at the end of the match, the Parisian n ° 7, still found by Neymar, ended the show with a shot between the legs of poor Jardim (87th).

The figures are impressive: PSG filled up on these first three days with three victories, 17 goals scored against 3 conceded. Neymar, transfigured, is at the top of the scorers’ ranking with 5 goals, and at the top of the passers’ ranking with 6 offerings. Kylian Mbappé follows with 4 goals in two matches, and Leo Messi is not to be outdone with 3 goals and 2 assists.

In the Ligue 1 standings, PSG are alone in control for the first time this season with 9 points out of 9 possible, ahead of Marseille and Lens, 7 points each. Olympique Lyonnais could still come back high, but the Gones could not play on August 14 in Lorient due to a lawn in poor condition. Difficult however, for the moment in any case, to imagine a team capable of disturbing the Parisian armada. With Christophe Galtier as coach, Paris has had an idyllic summer so far. Even the Neymar-Mbappé quarrel last weekend around a disputed penalty seems secondary to the current osmosis in the game.


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