Young sensation Kylian Mbappe scored four goals in 13 minutes as Paris Saint-Germain thrashed Lyon 5-0 at Parc des Princes to maintain their 100% winning record in Ligue 1 on Sunday.
Neymar’s penalty put PSG ahead in the ninth minute but the match was soon marred by two sent-offs after home defender Presnel Kimpembe saw a straight red and Lyon midfielder Lucas Tousart followed him minutes later.
Kimpembe was given a straight red card in the 32nd minute after referee decided otherwise having consulted the Video Assistant Referee (VAR). The centre-back was caught in the video of tackling Tanguy Ndombele in the shin with his studs up.
Tousart was then given a second yellow 13 minutes later for pulling down Mbappe.
But not letting the card affect their play, PSG added a second through Mbappe in the 61st minute scoring with a low shot off the post after Neymar’s shot had been blocked.
His second came five minutes later when he slid into the net getting to the end of a cross from Marquinhos. Neymar then assisted him for his hat-trick in the 69th before he slotted the ball home from close range in the 74th minute to take the match away from Lyon.
Defending champions PSG are unbeaten in their last nine league matches and with 27 points in their kitty, the Thomas Tuchel side are eight points ahead of second placed Lille.
Meanwhile, former PSG midfielder Hatem Ben Arfa scored late as Rennes beat Monaco 2-1 to jump to the 11th position in the table. Monaco, who had Radamel Falcao on the scoresheet are currently struggling at the 18th position with just six points from nine fixtures.
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