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Paris Saint-Germain 6-2 Montpellier (March 17, 2024) Match analysis

Kylian Mbappé scored his second hat trick in League 1 this season as leaders Paris Saint Germain won 6-2 at Montpellier Sunday, securing their first league victory in four matches.

PSG, with 59 points in 26 matches, increased its lead at the top Brest at 12 points while Montpellier, with 26 points, remains one point above the relegation play-off place. Brest had been held to a 1-1 draw at home by Lille.

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The visitors took the lead in the 14th minute when Mbappe found Vitinha with a cross coming from the left after taking a short corner. THE Portugal The international evaded two defenders before bringing the ball home with his right foot from the edge of the area.

Mbappé, in his 200th league match with PSG, scored eight minutes later, playing a one-two with Color Randal and finish with his left foot from a difficult angle.

But Montpellier responded after half an hour of play with Jordan FerriThe center of the left ends up falling on Arnaud Nordin inside the box, who headed it at point-blank range.

PSG players celebrate after scoring a goal against Montpellier in Ligue 1.
PSG players celebrate after scoring a goal against Montpellier in Ligue 1.

The hosts equalized just before half-time when PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma conceded a penalty after colliding Tanguy Coulibaly inside the box. Captain of Montpellier Téji Savanier converted the kick, sending Donnarumma the wrong way.

But parity was short-lived as Mbappe struck again five minutes into the second half, with his right-footed shot from outside the area hitting the woodwork before finding the net.

PSG increased their lead in the 53rd minute when Lee Kang-inwho scored in the reverse fixture in November, scored his second league goal for the club with a left-footed finish from outside the area, as Muani got his second assist of the match.

Mbappe completed his hat trick 10 minutes later thanks to Vitinha's ball, taking his goal tally in the campaign to 24 in 24 appearances.

THE France The international, who is expected to leave PSG at the end of the season, has scored 38 goals in all competitions this campaign in 37 appearances.

Nuno Mendes completed the scoring for PSG when his left-footed shot from outside the box found the net in the 89th minute.

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