Mbappe became PSG’s all-time Ligue 1 goalscorer

Mbappe became PSG’s all-time Ligue 1 goalscorer

Kylian Mbappe became Paris St-Germain’s all-time leading goalscorer in Ligue 1 as they beat 10-man Lens to move five points clear at the top of the table.

Mbappe, who netted his 139th goal in his 169th league match, surpassed Edinson Cavani’s tally.

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In a crucial match between the league’s top two, Lens midfielder Salis Abdul Samed was sent off after 19 minutes.

Lionel Messi and Vitinha also scored for PSG before Lens’ Przemyslaw Frankowski scored a penalty.

Second-placed Lens created numerous chances despite trailing 3-0 at half-time; but were unable to add to Frankowski’s spot-kick as PSG edged closer to an 11th league title.

Most importantly, the win sees them open up a nine-point gap over Franck Haise’s visitors.

A cagey opening quarter exploded into life when Lens found themselves abruptly a man down; after Abdul Samed was shown a straight red for crunching into Achraf Hakimi’s ankle.

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PSG wasted little time in making their advantage count, with Mbappe driving his history-making goal in off the right post in the 31st minute as the prelude to a purple patch.

Vitinha buried a 25-yard rocket past Samba in the 37th minute to double the lead. Then, Messi played a one-two with Mbappe and slotted past the keeper three minutes later.

Hopes of a further rout did not come to fruition following the break however; and Lens were gifted a penalty lifeline when VAR cited Fabian Ruiz for a handball shortly before the hour mark.

Przemyslaw Frankowski duly sent Gianluigi Donnarumma the wrong way, and from there the visitors proceeded to punch above their weight in a lively last half-hour.

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