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Mbappe scores 5 as PSG hit 7 in French Cup


Mbappe scores 5 as PSG hit 7 in French Cup

Kylian Mbappe scored five goals, including a 12-minute hat trick in the first half, as Paris Saint-Germain won 7-0 at amateur team Pays de Cassel in the French Cup on Monday (Jan 23) to set up a round-of-16 match at bitter rival Marseille. It was his first hat trick since France's World Cup final defeat to Argentina on Dec 18. It took Mbappe's tally to 25 goals in 24 games this season and moved him to 196 overall for PSG, four short of Edinson Cavani's club record. Mbappe became the first PSG player to score five goals in a competitive match.

Kylian Mbappe scored five goals as Paris Saint-Germain ran riot against sixth-tier Pays de Cassel to reach the last 16 of the French Cup.

Pays de Cassel had already won three games to reach the last 32 and managed to hold out for 29 minutes before Mbappe opened the scoring. Neymar scored four minutes later before Mbappe added two more before the break. Mbappe's fourth and fifth goals came either side of Carlos Soler's strike and set up a tie against Marseille.

France striker Mbappe has now scored 23 goals in all competitions this season, and he now has now six in four games since scoring a hat-trick in December's World Cup final defeat against Argentina.

This is the first time a player has ever scored five goals in a game for PSG.

Lionel Messi sat out the game but Mbappe and Neymar played the full 90 minutes as PSG look to add to their record 14 French Cup titles.

Marseille won the last of their 10 French Cups in 1989 and have lost three times in the final since, including to PSG in 2016.

PSG will host Bayern Munich on Feb 14 in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 game.

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