The three stars up front at Paris Saint-Germain stole the show again on Saturday night, as the capital’s giants beat Clermont.
Mauricio Pochettino’s forces are back in action a short time ago.
Having finally clicked into gear thanks to Lorient’s 5-1 defeat last time out, PSG made the trip to Gabriel Monpiede Stadium, hoping to expand their advantage at the top of the Ligue 1 table.
And when all was said and done, that was exactly what the evening visitors were able to achieve.
Another display of rampant attack eventually culminated in the Parisians appearing on the right side of the 6-1 scoreline, taking them one step closer to reclaiming the champion’s status in Ligue 1.
In contrast, it should come as no surprise to hear about three of the world’s best footballers stealing the show aggressively in Gabriel Monbide, in the form of Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Lionel Messi.
Remarkably, both ex-couples earned the honor of a hat-trick for themselves, in the process joining a completely exclusive team of players:
3+3 – Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are the first duo to score a hat-trick in the same match in any of Europe’s top five leagues since Ayos Perez and Jimmy Vardy Leicester against Southampton in October 2019. Fire Power. pic.twitter.com/nnvOz9wGA3
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Not only that, but Lionel Messi has also been in the treble, albeit on the creative front, and has had three assists to make him a whopping 13th in the Ligue 1 campaign so far:
The front three in PSG had a different broth this evening! 🤤
🔥⚽️ Neymar Hat trick
🔥⚽️ Mbappe Hat trick
🔥🅰️ Messi assists pic.twitter.com/iBZcsEAQ9a
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Meanwhile, Messi’s latest tally has also seen the Argentine etch his name into the French football history books.
That comes with the 7-time Ballon d’Or winner, according to statistician Opta, having become the first player to provide three assists in two separate games in the same Ligue 1 season since those numbers were first recorded in 2006.
2 – Lionel Messi is the first French Ligue 1 player to provide three assists in two different games in the same season since Opta analyzed the competition (2006/07). gifts. # CF63PSG pic.twitter.com/OAK8ASOsDP
– OptaJean (@OptaJean) April 9, 2022