Mbappe matches Ligue 1 record with goal after just eight seconds

Paris Saint-Germain won 7-1 on Sunday as Kylian Mbappe tied a record in Ligue 1 by scoring in Lille after only eight seconds.

When Mbappe sprinted into the box, grabbed a pass from Lionel Messi, and shocked Lille goalkeeper Leo Jardim with a lob, he tied a record that had stood for 30 years.

The goal was identical to Michel Rio’s goal for Caen against Cannes on February 15, 1992, except statisticians at MisterChip determined that Rio scored after 7.9 seconds as opposed to Mbappe’s 8.3.

Later, Mbappe missed an open goal after hitting the post, but PSG dominated the only other team to win the French title in the previous five seasons with goals from Messi, Achraf Hakimi, and Neymar before halftime.

This week, rumors of difficulties between Mbappe and Neymar, two of PSG’s finest players, circulated but the Brazilian scored twice and Mbappe scored three times.

Early in the second half, Neymar added a fifth goal. Following Lille’s response from Jonathan Bamba, Mbappe scored twice, both times being assisted by Neymar.

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