Ligue 1 Mbappe makes history as PSG secure Round of 32 spot

Just a few days after winning their first trophy of the season against Toulouse in the Trophee des Champions, Paris Saint-Germain confirmed their place in the Round of 32 of the Coupe de France with a 9-0 victory over US Revel, who play their football in R1.

Kylian Mbappe tried his luck with a strong right-footed shot that narrowly missed the target with only seven minutes played. Although the players from Revel caused a moment of tension in the Paris box, Asensio came close to finally breaking the deadlock but was once again denied by the impressive Garcia in the 15th minute.

However, the US Revel goalkeeper couldn’t do anything to deny Mbappe just moments later, when the Rouge et Bleu captain concluded a wonderful piece of football. It followed a triangle involving Danilo and Soler. Soler, served by Danilo, found Mbappe in the heart of the box, and Mbappe controlled with his right foot before swiftly finishing with his left to beat Garcia.

With his 28th goal (in just 22 matches) for PSG in the Coupe de France, Mbappe drew level with PSG’s all-time leading scorer in the competition, Francois M’Pele.

And then it was four, when Soler and Asensio showed real brilliance as the former delicately served the latter, who then found Mbappe with a wonderful lob pass, enabling the captain to head the ball home powerfully and become PSG’s all-time top scorer in the history of the competition with 29 goals.

After the break, Mbappe struck once more. Asensio navigating through a tight space and provided an assist to his captain, who finished into an empty net to complete a hat-trick.


Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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