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Kylian Mbappe: PSG striker smashes 45-year Ligue 1 record

Kylian Mbappe: PSG striker smashes 45-year Ligue 1 record

Mbappe's fourth and PSG's 5th goal of the match came in the 74th minute.

"Between Kylian, Neymar and Edinson, we really have players fighting for the Ballon d'Or".

Neymar had opened the scoring with a ninth-minute penalty, though it's fair to say it was quickly forgotten about in light of his younger team-mate's heroics.

That gives him eight goals in five Ligue 1 games this season and 71 goals before he turns 20 in December, more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi had combined at that age.

When asked about winning the award, Mbappe said: "The Ballon d'Or?"

Just minutes before the rout began, Anthony Lopes twice denied him in one on ones and Mbappe could have gone home with six goals on another day.

PSG were reduced to ten men in the 33rd minute when Presnel Kimpembe was shown a straight red card for a lunge on Tanguy Ndombele, while Lyon also ended the half with 10 men when Lucas Tousart was given his marching orders.




In reality, a look at Mbappe's highlights against Lyon shows that far from there being any tension between the two, he should actually be grateful to Neymar for setting up three of his four goals. For me he's a phenomenon.

The France global scored four of the five goals in a wild 14-minute second half spell after Neymar had opened the scoring with a first half penalty and both sides had been reduced to 10 men before half-time.

PSG pulled off the Ligue 1 shutout on Sunday at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

Neymar was out injured for a long spell last season and had a disappointing World Cup.

The only stain on his record so far this year is a red card - the second of his PSG career - he received during injury time on September 1 in a 4-2 win at Nimes, which resulted in a three-game ban. The 66-year-old former Japan and Algeria coach replaced Miguel Cardoso on Tuesday.

Mbappe has since made amends.

With this goal, Mbappe has become the youngest player in Ligue 1 history to score 4 goals in one match. "We see in each of his matches the potential that he has, he exploits it every time, even if he is only 19".