Mbappe’s Spectacular Hat-Trick Propels PSG to Summit of Ligue 1

Striker Kylian Mbappe scored his first hat-trick this season, helping PSG win 3-0 at Reims Stadium in round 12 to take the top spot in Ligue 1.

At Auguste-Delaune Stadium on November 11, Reims controlled the ball 38%, finished 19 times with six shots on target – compared to 14 and 6 for PSG. The home team at times dominated and pressed the field, including VAR rejecting Junya Ito’s goal in the 7th minute for offside, but was left empty-handed on the day Mbappe flourished.Mbappe's Spectacular Hat-Trick Propels PSG to Summit of Ligue 1 1


The French striker played the full 90 minutes, touched the ball 58 times, passed 87% accurately with one key pass, successfully dribbled the ball three times, finished nine times with five hits on target and scored three goals.


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Mbappe scored in the match PSG defeated host Reims 3-0 in round 12 of Ligue 1 on November 11. Photo:

Minute 3, from Ousmane Dembele’s cross on the right wing, Mbappe touched the ball with his right foot at an angle, out of reach of goalkeeper Yehvann Diouf. In the 59th minute, Carlos Soler ran down the right wing and crossed for Mbappe to use his left foot to double the gap. In a similar attack on the right wing in the 82nd minute, Bradley Barcola – the 21-year-old striker who replaced Dembele – let go so Mbappe kicked a diagonal touch to complete the hat-trick.

The 24-year-old striker scored a hat-trick for the first time this season and increased his scoring record to 15 goals in 15 matches in all competitions. In particular, he scored two goals in the Champions League and 13 goals in Ligue 1 – leading the scoring list in France’s number one tournament.Mbappe's Spectacular Hat-Trick Propels PSG to Summit of Ligue 1 3

However, coach Luis Enrique was not satisfied with Mbappe’s performance. “I don’t want to talk about goals, but Mbappe can help the team more, in a different way,” the Spanish coach said after the match. “I will talk to Mbappe about it first. Mbappe is one of the best players in the world, but we need more than that. We want him to do more.”

Before that, Nice was held to a 0-0 draw by Montpellier. With these results, PSG rose to the top of Ligue 1 with 27 points, one point ahead of Nice and three points ahead of Monaco. After a two-week break to make room for the team, PSG will meet Monaco at Parc des Princes on November 24.Mbappe's Spectacular Hat-Trick Propels PSG to Summit of Ligue 1 4

Match lineup :

Reims : Diouf, Foket (Khadra 70), Agbadou, Okumu, Abdelhamid, De Smet (Wilson-Esbrand 75), Junya Ito, Richardson (Diakite 70), Matusiwa, Daramy (Diakhon 83), Munetsi.

PSG : Donnarumma, Mukiele, Skriniar, Marquinhos, Soler (Lucas Hernandez 81), Ruiz, Zaire-Emery, Mbappe, Dembele (Barcola 74), Lee Kang-in (Ndour 77), Ramos (Vitinha 46).

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