PSG, Mbappe Set Even More Records with Latest Win

Socceruncle | Nov. 03, 2018

The French club continues to dominate while toppling previous highs for winning starts

Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain continue to roll with the most recent victory being a record-breaker for both player and club.

Goals from Mbappe and Neymar in the 70th and 84th minutes, respectively, were just enough for PSG to eke out a 2-1 win over a game Lille side at the Parc des Princes on Friday.

With the win, PSG made it 12 wins from as many games while opening up an 11-point gap on second-place Lille.

The win was a big one as it not only furthered the club’s cushion in pursuit of a sixth title in seven years, but it also sealed a European record for the French powerhouse.

Now unblemished through the opening 12 matches, PSG possess the best-ever start for a team in the top five European leagues.

Mbappe’s goal also sealed a personal record for the young Frenchman, who has now scored 11 goals on the young season.

Friday’s finish was Mbappe’s 40th in Ligue 1 and, at 19 years, 10 months & 13 days, the France forward is now the youngest player to score 40 goals in Ligue 1 in the last 45 seasons.

Last November, Mbappe became the youngest player to reach 20 goals.

Mbappe remains in the running to become the first player to win the Golden Boy award twice after being confirmed as part of the shortlist this week.

Next up for PSG is a vital match against Napoli in the Champions League, as the French club currently sits in third place at the midway point of group stage matches.

By Ife
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