- The Frenchman adorned his night with a goalscorer against Pays de Cassel and celebrated his first game as captain with the Parisian club
- In the round of 16 awaits the main course: a tie against Marseille at the Vélodrome
Handed over to Mbappé, PSG fulfilled its procedure in the French Cup against Pays de Cassel: 0-7. A scorer of goals from the French international graced their match, the first as captain of the Parisian team. Without Messi, they shared the limelight with Neymar, the author of another of the goals in a graceless tie played at the Bollaert-Delelis stadium in Lens. Carlos Soler also put his signature. In the round of 16, Marseille is already waiting at home, the Clásico from which the favorite for the title will come out.
The result cannot confuse Christophe Galtier, aware that PSG is still in a performance slump. Ten minutes of offensive effervescence helped him process the commitment, but the team has gaps as a group. More episodic than continuous, it took half an hour to mark the differences against an almost amateur team. It was Mbappé, who took advantage of a good raid by Nuno Mendes to define with the inside: 0-1.
Once the shock was unbuttoned, the Pays de Cassel had nothing to do. It fell apart like a house of cards. Neymar teamed up with quality with Mbappé upfront and after a couple of breaks in a span of ground, he confirmed the advantage: 0-2. Before the break, the French footballer completely devastated his rival. Vaseline, after a long pass from Danilo, made it 0-3. The 0-4 came thanks to a filtered pass from Vitinha. Torture for the northerners.
The second half was the continuation of a training session for PSG. Mbappé made it 0-5 after a slip from the goalkeeper and Carlos Soler, with his cue, made a pass from Neymar’s death : 0-6. Keylor Navas, the starter, went unnoticed in what could have been his last appearance in the Parisian jersey. Mbappé put the finishing touch to his fabulous night with his fifth particular, just four behind Cavani’s record . Much Kylian.