Author of a double at the end of the match which will have allowed PSG to envisage victory to the end against Saint-Etienne (3-2), and to relaunch in the race for the title in Ligue 1, Kylian Mbappé has makes the championship a “primary objective”.
Mauro Icardi offered three points to Paris which do a lot of good for the capital club in the race for the title in Ligue 1. Without the prodigious work of the Argentinian Angel Di Maria, his compatriot would probably not have been able to place his victorious head. But without Kylian Mbappé, the reigning champion, qualified for the semi-finals of the Champions League, would probably not have been able to envisage victory for a single moment as the club suffered in the construction, with too much technical waste. .
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From this point of view, the entries of Verratti and Di Maria were slow to produce their effect, even if we noticed a little more intensity in this meeting after their appearance on the lawn. But in fact, PSG was also cold picked by Denis Bouanga. Kylian Mbappé’s reaction was immediate, with a marvel of control from outside the right that allowed him to open his foot to deceive Green.
The Frenchman did not bother with a celebration and instead rushed to the central circle to give himself as much time as possible to seek victory. What he thought to do by transforming himself a penalty which he had obtained. Alas, Romain Hamouma was happy to equalize on a badly cleared ball by Sergio Rico. A final Parisian acceleration finally got the better of the Greens in the final moments of the meeting, after additional time.
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“We got into a bit of trouble, commented Kylian Mbappé at the microphone of Canal +, after shouting his rage to win. When we lead 2-1, we have to keep the score. After we did not give up, we wanted to win. Because the championship for us is a primary objective, it would be the tenth of the club so we want to participate in the history of the club. We want to win, we want to win, we are competitors. People think it’s easy to win this year. This year, it’s good, there is a title race, it shows that it was not easy what we did in previous years. wants to keep doing it. There is no secret, you have to give your all and win the matches. “
Kylian Mbappé scored twice, with his 85th and 86th goals in the Parisian jersey in Ligue 1. The world champion thus becomes the club’s third top scorer in the elite and is no longer preceded in the French league by Zlatan Ibrahimovic (113) and Edinson Cavani (138). Thanks to this victory snatched at the end of a completely crazy end of the match, Paris Saint-Germain returned to a point from Lille, held in check on Friday and put pressure on their pursuers who are Olympique Lyonnais and the AS Monaco.