Kylian Mbappe was in superb form as PSG thrashed Pays de Castle 7-0 in their French Cup round of 32 fixture at the Stade Boulard Delis on Tuesday. The Frenchman scored five goals (29′, 35′, 40′, 56′, 79′) in what proved to be a flurry. Meanwhile, Neymar (33′) and Carlos Soler (64′) scored the other goals for PSG against their sixth-tier rivals, whose players have other regular jobs.
For his first goal, the 2018 World Cup winner received a pass from Nuno Mendes inside the opposition box, and then side-footed it into the net first time. Then in the 35th minute, Mbappe received a long pass from Danilo Pereira, who ran behind the defensive line and then chipped it past the goalkeeper. He completed his hat-trick after receiving a pass from Waitanha, where he once again darted to the left of the box to chip past the goalkeeper. For his fourth goal, Mbappe released a pass from Neymar to confuse the goalkeeper and then ran behind him to slot the ball into an empty net. For his final goal, the PSG star fired a solar cross at the far post. It is also worth noting that opposing goalkeeper Romain Samson is also a pastry chef.
The goals are:
Mbappe became the first PSG player to score five goals in a competitive match on Monday.
“We came here to respect this team by playing at our level. That’s what we did and we’re very happy. It was a great opportunity for them and for us, because it’s a reminder for us that We come from amateur football and it’s important to maintain that link. Even if it’s just for one game.” Mbappé said after the match. It was his first hat-trick since France’s World Cup final defeat by Argentina in December.
PSG coach Christophe Gaultier selected a strong side, with World Cup top scorer Mbappé and Neymar in the lineup, although he rested World Cup winner Lionel Messi for the game at the northern side’s home stadium of Lens. gave