Decoding Kylian Mbappe's emphatic run in Ligue 1 2021-22
Paris Saint-Germain enjoyed a brilliant 5-1 win over Lorient in a crucial Ligue 1 encounter. With this win, the league leaders extended their dominance. The night belonged to Frenchman Kylian Mbappe, who scored two goals and provided three assists. With five-goal involvements, Mbappe stood tall in the match which also saw Lionel Messi and Neymar score. Here we decode Mbappe's numbers.
Neymar scored the opener after receiving a through ball from Mbappe in the 12th minute. Mbappe drilled home the second in the 28th minute. He added his second in the 67th minute before laying a ball for Messi (73rd minute). He also assisted Neymar in the 90th minute. Terem Moffi pulled a goal back in the second half for the visitors.
- This was a superb performance by Mbappe, who continues to dominate the numbers.
- He has been scoring consistently, besides having one of the best returns across the Top 5 European leagues.
- PSG are on the verge of sealing the league title and Mbappe needs to be credited for dishing out another epic show.
- He has been their best player this season.
Mbappe is the joint-second highest scorer in Ligue 1 this season. He has bagged 17 goals and is tied alongside Martin Terrier of Rennes. Monaco's Wissam Ben Yedder leads the scoring chart with 18 goals. In terms of assists, Mbappe has 13 under his belt. He has the highest number of assists this season, surpassing Benjamin Bourigeaud of Rennes (11). Messi has 10 assists.
As per Opta, Mbappe has been involved in five goals for the first time in his club career across competitions (2 goals, 3 assists). Also, Mbappe, Neymar, and Messi have all scored in the same match for PSG for the very first time in all competitions. Mbappe has the third-highest number of Ligue 1 goals in the 21st century after Edinson Cavani and Pauleta.
As per Squawka, at 23 years of age, Kylian Mbappe has been directly involved in 315 goals in 323 first-team appearances for club and country. The Frenchman averages a goal or assist once in every 75.8 minutes.
Mbappe has netted 28 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions this season. He has amassed 160 goals in 209 appearances for PSG across competitions. Overall, he has 187 career league goals. He has 124 Ligue 1 goals, including 108 for PSG.