In a dazzling showcase of skill, Kylian Mbappe orchestrated a mesmerizing hat-trick, propelling Paris St Germain to a resounding 3-0 triumph against Reims. This scintillating victory catapults the reigning champions to the top of Ligue 1 with 27 points, narrowly edging ahead of Nice.
Mbappe’s magic unfolded within the first three minutes, seizing an unmarked cross at the back post and effortlessly slotting a low volley into the net. While Reims thought they had equalized, an offside flag waved away their hopes.
The French forward doubled PSG’s advantage in the 59th minute, skillfully tapping in a low cross at the far post. As the clock ticked down, Mbappe sealed his hat-trick with a clinical first-time shot from inside the area.
Despite the stellar performance, PSG manager Luis Enrique believes there’s room for improvement. “Kylian was the best in terms of goals. But I think there’s still room for improvement, and we can still ask a lot more of our best players,” he remarked.
Reims, displaying moments of brilliance, struggled to breach PSG’s defense. Goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma emerged as a hero, thwarting close-range attempts and securing PSG’s hard-fought victory. “Gigio (Donnarumma) saved us several times, but I think we deserved to win. We suffered, but we were alert, and we defended well when we needed to,” Luis Enrique added, reflecting on the challenging yet triumphant match.