Mbappe came off the bench to score a hat trick as Paris Saint-Germain extended their perfect record in Group A of the 3 League with a 5-0 win at Club Brugge on Tuesday.
The World Cup winner, who has only started four games this season due to thigh and hamstring injuries netted three time in the space of 20 minutes to help PSG go five points clear of Real Madrid, who beat Galatasaray 1-0, in second place in Group A.
Maurco Icardi netted the visitors other two goals as fellow Argentinian Angel Di Maria directly set-up three of his side’s efforts.For the third time in Europe this season PSG’s Thomas Tuchel was unable to start his attacking trio of suspended Neymar and injured Mbappe and Edinson Cavani.
Brugge coach Philippe Clement, who has guided the club to the top of the Belgian Pro League, was without captain Ruud Vormer as the Netherlands midfielder serves a suspension for a red card he received in the draw at Real.
The visitors claimed an early lead as Di Maria received a long-range ball on the right flank.The Argentine winger curled in an early cross with the outside of his left foot and Icardi beat Simon Mignolet at his near post after seven minutes.
Champions League debutant Charles De Ketelaere missed a good chance to equalise after half an hour but the 18-year-old failed to worry Keylor Navas.
Icardi had a chance to double the Parisians’ advantage six minutes into the second-half but his effort across goal was well-saved my Mignolet.
Mbappe came on shortly after halftime and within nine minutes had PSG further ahead.Not fit enough to play the full 90 minutes, Mbappe replaced Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting in the 52nd minute and scored just nine minutes later to make it 2-0 after Mauro Icardi put the visitors ahead with a first-half-goal.
Mbappe, who had yet to score in the Champions League this season, then set up Icardi in the 63rd before adding two late goals for his hat trick.
This two clubs will meet again on November 6 in the French capital with Neymar expected to be sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up on international duty.
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