Paris Saint-Germain qualified for the round of 16 of the French Cup after beating the modest Pays de Cassel, an amateur team in the sixth category of French football, 7-0 with five goals from star Kylian Mbappe. . Marseille.
This is the first time a player has scored five goals in PSG’s entire history, enabling Mbappe to become the top scorer in the history of the ‘Coupé’, a tournament held since 1918. It is also a record to do. A total of 29 goals (in just his 25 games with Monaco and his PSG).
Mbappe is equal to Jean-Pierre Papin (author of 29 goals for Marseille and Bordeaux) and one ahead of Portugal’s Miguel Pauleta (28 goals for Bordeaux and PSG) in the historic ranking of ‘Coupé’ scorers .
In addition to qualifying for the next round, this win over far inferior rivals has also cost PSG to improve their stats for this start of 2023 after losing two of the three matches played in Ligue 1. Helpful.
“The team behaved well, played a serious game, respected their rivals and all the fans came to see the game,” said Paris coach Christophe Galtier after the game. and Brazil’s Neymar.
“It seemed important to me that they played together, bonded a lot, and constantly sought each other out.
Pays de Cassel dreamed of delivering a historic surprise in the first half-hour, but collapsed in the final stretch of the first period, with three goals for Mbappe (29, 35, 40) and Brazil’s second. He conceded another goal for Neymar. (33).
Mbappe scored again in the second half (56 and 79) and Spain’s Carlos Soler was the author of another goal for Paris (64).
In the next round, PSG will face Marseille in the middle of the second week of February in the most interesting duel of the round of 16 drawn before the Paris match.
It is the eighth ‘Classic’ Cup bearer in the last 22 years, and Paris has won them all.
However, Marseille have performed well, winning their eighth consecutive title and moving into third place, just five points behind leaders PSG.
The Marseillaise team has not won a ‘coupe’ since 1989, but PSG has won six of the last eight editions. Another round of 16 duels will face Lille and Lyon.