Mbappé and PSG end the year in style


By: Manu Tournoux

PSG completed its first leg of the championship with a convincing success against Metz (3-1). And Kylian Mbappé scored a double.

Contract fulfilled for PSG for its last outing of the year. The French champion did the job by having Metz on his land (3-1). We had to wait a bit to see the Ile-de-France residents break away from the mark, but once the hardest part was done they managed the events well. And Kylian Mbappé scored twice. And without sulking either.

Mbappé double scorer

While he was careful not to celebrate his last achievement against Lille (1-1), this time the Parisian star did not fail to jubilate after sending the ball into the back of the opposing net. And it would have been a shame if he sulks again in view of the pretty masterpiece he has created. At the 60e minute, he doubled the lead in favor of his team with a magnificent shot wrapped from the right at the edge of the area. It was a nice way to celebrate your 25th.e birthday.

At the end of the match (83e), the Bondynois crack was also entitled to a gift. The double ball offered on a board by an opponent. He did not hesitate to seize it and calmly beat Alexandre Oukidja. It was his 18e goal in Ligue 1 this season. And on the 12the of his career against Metz. It was well worth a hug with Luis Enrique in front of the touchline.

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Vitinha broke the deadlock in favor of PSG in this match.

PSG had to be patient

Eleven minutes before Mbappé scored his first goal, Vitinha had delivered the Parisians. The Portuguese midfielder found the fault in the Lorraine defense by successfully collecting a serve from Lee Kang-In (49e). A deserved opening score for the Parisians given the mastery they displayed. The first act of the game saw them push fruitlessly, but perseverance paid off in the end.

At 2-0, Paris relaxed somewhat. The sanction was immediate, with the reduction of the Metz score signed by Udol (72e). The visitors’ captain reignited the suspense by placing a shot from the back of the head after receiving a skull. A goal which forced the Parisians to pull themselves together to avoid being trapped. Before Mbappé therefore inherits the unexpected offering to give his team a two-goal advantage.

Paris consolidates its leadership position

By winning this Tuesday, PSG ensured the luxury of spending the holidays warm. Luis Enrique’s men maintain their five-point lead over second-placed OGC Nice (winner of Lens, 2-0). Unlike what was the case in C1, Paris did not have difficulty gaining respect on the national scene. And it’s a safe bet that this will still be the case during the return phase of the championship.

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