PSG 4 – 2 Nantes: Kylian Mbappe becomes Paris' ALL-TIME top scorer

PSG 4 – 2 Nantes: Kylian Mbappe becomes Parisians’ ALL-TIME leading goal scorer with injury time strike, taking him above Edison Cavani’s 200 goal record, as Christophe Gaultier’s side are made to work hard in goal fest at Parc des Princes

  • PSG defeated Nantes 4-2 in a goal fest at the Parc des Princes on Saturday night
  • Kylian Mbappe scored in injury time to become the club’s leading goalscorer 
  • Danilo Pereria’s second half goal provided the difference in enthralling match
  • The Parisians will now go eleven points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 standings  

Kylian Mbappe became Paris St Germain’s all-time top scorer when he helped his side extend their Ligue 1 lead to a provisional 11 points in a 4-2 home win against Nantes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.

The 24-year-old Mbappe found the back of the net two minutes into stoppage time for his 201st goal in all competitions with PSG, improving the mark he shared with Edinson Cavani.

PSG, who travel to Bayern Munich next week hoping to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit in the Champions League last 16, were 2-0 up after 17 minutes following goals by Lionel Messi and Jaouen Hadjam’s own goal, only for the Canaries to level before the break thanks to Ludovic Blas and Ignatius Ganago.

Christophe Galtier’s side, however, wrapped up all three points after Danilo’s goal around the hour mark and Mbappe’s last-gasp strike, which put them on 63 points from 26 games.

Second-placed Olympique de Marseille travel to Stade Rennais on Sunday.

PSG got off to a dream start as Messi opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a left-footed volley form Fabian Ruiz’s cross.

Kylian Mbappe broke the record to become PSG’s all time leading goal scorer in 4-2 win

Danilo Pereira provided the difference at 2-2 to give Parisians win over Nantes on Saturday

Five minutes later, Alban Lafont parried Nuno Mendes’s attempt into the path of Hadjam who, under pressure from Nordi Mukiele, bundled the ball into his own net to give PSG a 2-0 advantage.

In the 31st minute, however, Blas whipped a fine shot past Gianluigi Donnarumma to reduce the arrears, seven minutes before Ganago deflected a corner past the Italian keeper to level the contest. 

But 15 minutes into the second half, ordered was restored as Danilo headed home from Mbappe’s cross before the France forward netted his record goal with a left-footed effort from inside the box.

It was not such a fine evening for PSG, however, as Mukiele was substituted with a heel problem before centre back Marquinhos headed back to the dressing room in the 75th minute with what appeared to be a lower back problem.

Lionel Messi scored the first for PSG scoring his 17th goal of the season across all competitions

Ludovic Blas (front) and Ignatius Ganago scored for Nantes to bring the scores level at halftime

Earlier, RC Lens’s Champions League hopes suffered another knock when they were held to a 1-1 home draw in the northern derby.

Although the result lifted Lens to third in the standings on 51 points, Franck Haise’s team have now only won one of their last seven league matches and have Monaco and Stade Rennais, who have a game in hand, within five points behind them.

The home team had the upper hand in the first half and went ahead thanks a Jose Fonte own goal, but Jonathan David equalised after the break before Brice Samba made numerous spectacular saves to salvage a draw as the Bollaert-Delelis stadium.


PSG XI: G Donnarumma; Danilo; Ramos; Marquinhos; Mukiele; Vitinha; Zaïre-Emery; Ruiz; Nuno Mendes; Messi; Mbappé.

Substitutes: Bernat; Rico; Soler; Pembélé; Bitshiabu; Gharbi; Ekitike; Letellier.

Coach: Christophe Gaultier

Formation: 5-3-2 

Nantes XI: Lafont; Centonze; Castelletto; Girotto; Pallois; Hadjam; Sissoko; Mollet; Moutoussamy; Blas; Ganago.

Substitutes: Chirivella; Guessand; Coco; Descamps; Doucet; Simon; Petric; Ahmed; Abdallah; da Silva Marcelino. 

Coach: Antoine Kombouaré

Formation: 5-3-2

Refere: Jeremy Sintat 

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