Paris SG is getting closer and closer to its tenth title of champion of France. After his big victory over Lorient last week (5-1)the capital club crushed Clermont on Saturday (1-6) to take a 15-point lead over Rennes and OM, who will play against Montpellier on Sunday to resume his place as dolphin to the Bretons.
Everything was not perfect in the first period on the side of the Parisians, who suffered some good phases of Clermont possession, but the growing efficiency of the attacking trio Neymar-Mbappé-Messi is no longer in doubt. The Brazilian opened the counter at the start of the match, well served by Messi (6th), before Mbappé entered the scene.
Mbappé still untenable
It’s simple: the Frenchman was involved in the other five goals of the match. He first deceived Clermont goalkeeper Arthur Desmas after a new light pass from Messi in depth (19th), before obtaining a penalty in the second period that Neymar converted (71st). This goal was welcome, Jodel Dossou having reduced the gap before the break (42nd), concretizing the interesting phases of play for the locals.
The following ? A one-sided second period and two new goals for Mbappé (74th, 80th), on caviar from his friends Messi and Neymar, then another decisive pass for the Brazilian (83rd) to complete the Parisian success.
The addition could have been heavier and the statistics of the attacking trio even more maddening, but Desmas watched over a strike from Neymar (44th) and an incursion by Mbappé into the area (61st). Messi, he was even denied a goal by the VAR following an offside position of the French international, who had again signed an assist (63rd).
But no matter, Kylian Mbappé already displays impressive statistics: the Frenchman is involved in 52 goals (31 goals and 21 assists) in 39 matches in all competitions with PSG.