On Friday night against Angers, the Paris Saint-Germain duo Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe once again united to irreversible effect.
Mbappe’s goal gave the Parisians the lead after just 9 minutes. Following Messi’s magnificent performance, the Frenchman wasted no time in scoring twice just 17 minutes later.
The Argentine sensation picked up the ball from about 40 yards away and was able to provide an exquisite through ball that split the Angers defence.
Mbappe took care of the rest, around the custodian before putting the ball in the back of the net without error.
Mbappe made sure to appreciate Messi’s genius and immediately joined the Argentine in celebration after scoring.
It was Messi’s 15th Ligue 1 assist of the year when he set up Mbappe.
How PSF defeated Angers
Sports Brief reported that Kylian Mbappe scored twice as Paris Saint-Germain took another step towards securing the Ligue 1 title despite an unconvincing performance in beating bottom club Angers 2-1 on Friday.
Mbappe scored the opener in the ninth minute and added another before the half-hour mark to move clear as the French top flight’s leading marksman on 22 goals for the campaign.
It looked like PSG might go on to record a big victory but they eased off in the second half and relegation-bound Angers pulled a goal back late on through Sada Thioub.
Barcelona confident of signing Messi
Sports Brief earlier reported that Barcelona are not just itching to sign Lionel Messi to improve their results on the pitch, but also intend to use his return to Camp Nou to boost the economic growth of the club.