Xtra Time Web Desk: Kylian Mbappe set a unique record for Paris Saint Germain as he became the first player in the history of the club to score five goals in a match. With five goals from Mbappe, PSG ran riot against sixth-tier Pays de Cassel in the pre-quarter final match of the French Cup on Monday. The other two goals were scored by Neymar Jr and Soler.
Since the club’s foundation in 1970, no player had ever scored five times in a single competitive game. It was all the more incredible as the Parisian number 7 scored his goals in fewer than 50 minutes (29′, 35′, 40′, 56′, 78′)!
The France international is also closing in on another record, that of the club’s all-time leading scorer: Edinson Cavani netted 200 in all competitions. Wearing the captain’s armband for the first time, Mbappé took his total onto 196 on Monday.
Mbappe has now scored 23 goals in all competitions this season, and he now has now six in four games since scoring a hat-trick in December’s FIFA World Cup 2023 final against Argentina at the Lusail Iconic stadium.