Kylian Mbappe Confirmed As ‘Second in Command’ at PSG After Historic 5 Goal Display

Kylian Mbappe Confirmed As ‘Second in Command’ at PSG After Historic 5 Goal Display

  • Kylian Mbappe was named as captain of Paris Saint-Germain for the first time in their trip to Pays de Cassel in the Coupe de France
  • In the process, the Frenchman delivered a performance to remember, scoring five goals against the amateur club
  • He also holds the record as PSG's highest goalscorer in the Champions League

Kylian Mbappe has been named vice-captain at Paris Saint-Germain following his historic five-goal haul on Monday evening.

Mbappe notched a staggering five goals as PSG completed a demolishing exercise against amateur club Pays de Cassel in the French Cup.

Kylian Mbappe, PSG, vice captain
Kylian Mbappe was named captain of Paris Saint-Germain for the first time since joining the Parisians. Photo credit: @brfootball
Source: Twitter

The 24-year-old bagged a first-half hattrick before netting a brace in the second half to complete a 7-0 rout and set up a round-of-16 clash against Marseille in the next round of the French Cup, per GOAL.

Aside from his historic goal-scoring feat, Mbappe also captained the Parisians for the first time since joining in the summer of 2017.

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Apparently, it will not be the last time Mbappe leads PSG following confirmation of his role as the deputy captain of the club by head coach Christophe Galtier.

“We decided at the start of the season that Kylian Mbappé should be the second captain," Galiter said as quoted by PSG Report.
"He deserves to have this armband when Marquinhos is absent.”

Mbappe scores historic 5 goals

Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saint-Germain were in ruthless fashion when they crossed paths with sixth-tier side Pays de Cassel in the Coupe de France.

The Frenchman scored a stunning first-half hat-trick in the space of 11 minutes before adding two more in the second half as PSG ran riot.

His goalscoring feat against the amateur club ensured he chalked an incredible feat, becoming the first PSG player to score five goals in a single competitive game.

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Mbappe seamlessly links up with Neymar

Sports Brief earlier reported that Neymar and Kylian Mbappe proved that when they combined for Paris Saint-Germain's second goal against Pays de Cassel in the French Cup.

With Lionel Messi being rested for the clash, PSG had to rely on just two of their lethal front three for the game, but the duo didn't disappoint.

After Mbappe opened the scoring for the French champions, he and Neymar then played all around the Pays de Cassel defence as they grabbed a second.

Source: SportsBrief.com