Kylian Mbappe responded to being dropped by coming off the bench and scoring the opener as Paris Saint-Germain won 2-0 at Marseille on Sunday to make it 11 this out of 11 in Ligue 1 this season and match a long-standing European record.
Mbappe was a shock omission from the PSG starting line-up by coach Thomas Tuchel, with broadcaster Canal Plus reporting the move was a punishment after the teenage World Cup winner match team talk.
But he was sent on in the 62nd minute of ‘Le Classique’ for Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting and scored the breakthrough goal just three minutes later, being released by Angel di Maria and racing clear to finish past Steve Mandanada.
It was Mbappe’s 10th Ligue 1 goal this season, and Julian Draxler then wrapped up the victory in stoppage time.
An 11th win on the bounce from the start of the campaign for PSG means they have equaled Tottenham Hotspur’s record from the 1960-61 season, the best in any of Europe’s big five leagues.
‘It was what the team needed,” Mbappe said.
From Online Sources