Mbappe on fire again; Neymar is back to his best after PSG knocked out Clarmont
PARIS – Killian Mbappe and Neymar both scored hat-tricks and the Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) flared up on Saturday as they advanced one step ahead of the Ligue 1 title with a 6-1 win over Clarmont.
Mbappe, who scored two goals and set two against Laurent last weekend, hit both sides of the gap like Neymar, taking his league season tally to 20 and leading PSG to 71 points in 31 games. They are 15 points ahead of second-placed Stade Renaissance.
Claremont, who reduced the arrears through Jodel Dosso, is 17 years oldM 26 points after the fifth consecutive defeat.
Renes is ahead of Olympique de Marseille in goal difference after the Stade de Reims held on to a late 3-2 victory challenge early on Saturday.
In Claremont, the PSG could not stop despite a moderate play in the first half.
Neymar put them ahead six minutes after Lionel Messi set up and fired home a low cross shot.
Messi also set the second for Mbopp, who beat Arthur Desmass from inside the box with a clinical half volley at 19.M Minutes
Claremont, however, counter-hit just before half-time when Saif-Edin confronts Khawi’s cross-dosso, who finds the back of the net in a right-footed effort from the penalty spot.
PSG was irresistible then in the second half.
After fouling Mbappe for 72 runs, Neymar gave them a 3-1 lead with a penalty.nd Minutes later, two minutes before the French international added a fourth, Neymar dribbled past the keeper after setting the ball into the net.
Six minutes later, Mbappe was in it again, benefiting from a great combination between Messi and Neymar to curl a shot into the top corner.
Within seven minutes of time, Mbappe rushed into the area and Neymar collected his pass who quietly finished it from very close range.
Earlier, Benjamin Borigaud’s double in the first half and Martin Terrier’s goal in the second half gave Renেনs a 3-0 lead which took the team’s scoring tally to the top six in the league – before the PSG’s six capital teams made it 60.
The hosts fought back and reduced the arrears twice with a Maxi Busy strike and a Jens Cajus penalty, but Ren’s defense was strong in the last 10 minutes of a thrilling fight.
Marseille hosts Montpellier on Sunday. – Reuters
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