Mbappe, Neymar, Messi all score in PSG victoryKylian Mbappe took his tally to 17 league goals for the campaignKylian Mbappe scored twice and provided three assists as Paris St-Germain kept their 12-point lead at the top of Ligue 1 with victory over lowly Lorient. Neymar stroked in the opener and PSG's fifth, both from Mbappe through-balls. Mbappe coolly drilled home in the first half and took his tally to 17 for the season with a rasping finish, before laying off for Lionel Messi's goal. Terem Moffi pulled a goal back in the second half, but the loss means Lorient stay a point above the drop zone. France striker Mbappe could have had a hat-trick in a virtuoso display, but struck the foot of the post late on.
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I’m pleased that I scored and I’m pleased that we won. We’ll have to see what the draw brings. ”Early in the first half, inexperienced Juventus defender Federico Gatti did all he could to hold Mbappé back but the France forward seemed unperturbed and quickly cut inside past Manuel Locatelli before unleashing a powerful shot past three more defenders that ricocheted in off the post.
Juventus goes to the Europa League despite earning just three points in total, the same as Haifa, because it held the tiebreaker over the Israeli club. PSG now risks drawing Real Madrid — the team that knocked it out last year — in the round of 16, or other European powers like Manchester City and Bayern Munich. “We wanted to win the group but that’s what happens in football, ” Mbappé said. “We were a bit shaky, a bit uncertain but it’s the Champions League and winning is always the most important thing.
Earlier on Sunday, second-placed Marseille won 4-2 at Saint-Etienne, while former champions Monaco, who are sixth, edged a 2-1 victory at Metz. Line-upsPSGFormation 4-4-250G Donnarumma2Hakimi5MarquinhosSubstituted forRamosat 72'minutes3KimpembeBooked at 57mins25Tavares Mendes15DaniloSubstituted forKehrerat 80'minutes8ParedesSubstituted forWijnaldumat 43'minutes27GueyeBooked at 53mins10Neymar30Messi7MbappéSubstitutes4Ramos9Icardi17Dagba18Wijnaldum24Kehrer28Ebimbe34Simons38Michut60LetellierLorientFormation 4-4-21Dreyer17Mendes15Laporte19Petrot25Le Goff38OuattaraSubstituted forLaurientéat 77'minutes23MonconduitSubstituted forSilva de Almeidaat 89'minutes6Abergel10Le FéeSubstituted forLemoineat 89'minutes13MoffiS