‘Multi-goal Mbappe’ With Lee absent, PSG defeated Reims 3-1 for their first victory of the year
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) earned its first win of the season behind a multi-goal performance from Kylian Mbappe in the absence of thigh injury victim Lee Kang-In.
PSG earned a 3-1 home win over Reims in the third round of the 2023-2024 French Ligue 1 at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, on Sunday (Sept. 27) thanks to a one-man show from Mbappe, who scored two second-half goals on his own.
Defending champions PSG, who had drawn their opening two games of the season, came out firing on all cylinders against last season’s runners-up.
After some early pressure from Reims, PSG opened the scoring in the 45th minute when Marco Asensio rattled the post with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box following a pass from Warren Zaire Emery.
It was the first field goal of the season for PSG, who drew 0-0 in the opening leg and scored on a penalty kick by Mbappe in the second leg (1-1 draw).
After going into halftime 1-0 up, PSG opened the second half with Mbappe’s goal-scoring boots on fire.
Mbappe scored his second goal in as many games seven minutes into the second half, capitalizing on a ground ball from Luca Hernandez on the left side of the penalty area with an unstoppable right-footed shot from the penalty spot. Mbappe’s goal proved to be the game-winner.
With the score at 2-0, PSG held off a strong Reims attack and drove a wedge in the 45th minute with a multi-goal effort from Kylian.
After receiving a pass from Fabian Luis, Mbappe’s right-footed shot from the edge of the penalty area deflected off a defender and into the left corner of the net.
Reims pulled a goal back in second-half stoppage time to avoid defeat, 먹튀검증 but continued their winless run in their opening three matches (one draw, two losses).