3/2/2019 10:42:37 PM (GMT+3)

Mbappe nets a double as PSG overcome Caen 2-1 in Ligue 1

Mbappe nets a double as PSG overcome Caen 2-1 in Ligue 1

PARIS: Kylian Mbappe completed his third brace as Paris Saint-Germain beat struggling Caen in Ligue 1 2-1 on Saturday.

It was PSG’s final outing before their Champions League last 16, second leg against Manchester United on Wednesday.

For the fifth time this season, Mbappe scored more than once in the same match, a feat no other player has achieved.

A week after completing a half-century of goals, Mbappe netted a penalty for the first time in his Ligue 1 career just before the hour mark.

The goal from the spot cancelled out Casimir Ninga’s opener for Caen, and Mbappe then grabbed the winner in the 87th minute for his 29th goal in all competitions this season.

This was Parisian’s eighth successive win in all competitions, and extended their lead at the top – they have now 20 points more than second-placed Lille.

 

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