Paris Saint-Germain 3-1 Lens: Mbappe units PSG purpose file in essential title race win

Kylian Mbappe turned Paris Saint-Germain’s all-time prime scorer in Ligue 1 as he helped them to a vital 3-1 win over 10-man title rivals Lens on Saturday.

The ahead made probably the most of Salis Abdul Samed’s Nineteenth-minute dismissal to internet his 139th top-flight purpose for PSG and overtake Edinson Cavani’s haul, beating Brice Samba contained in the field.

Additional objectives from Vitinha and Lionel Messi helped Christophe Galtier’s facet refocus on the pitch at Parc des Princes amid per week of off-field distractions.

Most significantly, it sees them open up a nine-point hole over Franck Haise’s guests, who face a monumental activity to rein within the champions with seven video games to go.

A cagey opening quarter exploded into life when Lens discovered themselves abruptly a person down, after Abdul Samed was proven a straight purple for crunching into Achraf Hakimi’s ankle.

PSG wasted little time in making their benefit rely, with Mbappe driving his history-making purpose in off the fitting put up within the thirty first minute because the prelude to a purple patch.

Vitinha buried a 25-yard rocket previous Samba within the thirty seventh minute to double the lead, earlier than Messi performed a one-two with Mbappe and slotted previous the keeper three minutes later.

Hopes of an extra rout didn’t come to fruition following the break nonetheless, and Lens have been gifted a penalty lifeline when VAR cited Fabian Ruiz for a handball shortly earlier than the hour mark.

Przemyslaw Frankowski duly despatched Gianluigi Donnarumma the unsuitable approach, and from there the guests proceeded to punch above their weight in a energetic final half-hour.

However there was to be no nice comeback, and with three extra factors of their again pocket, it’s PSG who maintain all of the playing cards heading into the ultimate stretch of the season.