Written By: Abidoye Babatunde
Kylian Mbappé cemented his place at the top of the scoring charts with a superb brace for Paris Saint-Germain, despite ending up on the losing side during Friday night’s clash with Nice.
PSG forward Mbappé carried on his rich vein of goalscoring form with two goals in the 3-2 defeat at Parc des Princes, taking his tally to seven for the season.
Mbappé’s first handed PSG and equaliser shortly after Nice had taken the lead, superbly firing in a pass from Achraf Hakimi.
The Frenchman’s second came three minutes from time when he produced a superb scissor kick from Randal Kolo Muani’s cross, to hand PSG a fighting chance of salvaging a point.
Terem Moffi’s double against PSG took his total to three goals for the season and handed Nice a valuable three points. The Nigerian pounced in the 21st minute to fire Les Aiglons in front against Luis Enrique’s side.
Moffi later terrorised PSG’s tiring back line before firing a superbly aimed drive past the outstretched arm of Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Aleksandr Golovin struck for the second time this season in Monaco’s 2-2 draw at Lorient. The attacking midfielder brilliantly latched onto Youssouf Fofana’s pass before providing the perfect touch and finish for the league leaders.
Arnaud Nordin also grabbed his second of the season in Montpllier’s 2-2 draw at Strasbourg. Nordin struck five-minutes before half-time to put Montpellier 2-0 up in a game they eventually let slip.
Mbappé – who has a brace in each of his last three league games – will have the opportunity to add to his tally in the season’s most eagerly-awaited fixture when PSG host bitter rivals Marseille.
Monaco duo Takumi Minamino and Wissam Ben Yedder face off against Terem Moffi and Nice in the Côte d’Azur derby and Nantes striker Mostafa Mohamed aims to continue his good form against Lorient.
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