'I should have scored more', says four-goal Mbappe

Mbappe destroys Lyon with four-goal salvo

Mbappe destroys Lyon with four-goal salvo

The numbers were evened up in first-half stoppage-time after Lucas Tousart was given a second yellow card for tripping Mbappe and was sent off for the second game in a row.

By half-time, PSG were ahead but had just 36.9% of possession, with Mbappe's contribution proving decisive to win the tie and put the Parc des Princes on their feet.

PSG were dealt a blow in the 39th minute as striker Edinson Cavani was forced off with an injury and replaced by German defender Kehrer Thilo.

Speed, power and clinical finishing were the keys to three of his four goals, with Marquinhos and then Neymar feeding him in from deep for him to race on to and then convert.

Neymar soon sent the 19-year-old bearing down on goal yet again, and Mbappe lofted the ball into the net to complete an incredible eight-minute hat-trick.

France global Kimpembe was given a straight red card by the referee after consultation with the Video Assistant Referee (VAR), who advised a dismissal as the defender had caught Tanguy Ndombele in the shin with his studs.

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The lead was eventually doubled in the 61st minute as Mbappe registered his name on the score-sheet with a close range finish.

It has been a sensational start for Tuchel in Ligue 1, and with records falling, the former Borussia Dortmund boss could be forgiven for assuming the title is already wrapped up. The youngster wasted good chances either side of the interval, but once he had his first, Lyon's defence crumbled before him.

PSG opened the scoring on nine minutes after Mbappe was brought down in the box, Neymar slotting home for his 11th goal of the season.

But Mbappe did miss several earlier chances as he was thrice denied when one-on-one with Lyon goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and struck the post before grabbing his first goal just after the hour mark.

Kimpembe's rash challenge on Ndombele was unsafe, and deserved a red, only for Tousart's needless lunge on Mbappe to cancel out Lyon's numerical advantage.

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