PSG thrash Lille with Kylian Mbappe hat trick, Neymar brace
In order to help the defending champion Paris Saint-Germain maintain their perfect start to the new season, Kylian Mbappe scored the fastest Ligue 1 goal in 30 years on Sunday against Lille.
After being set up by Lionel Messi, Mbappe lobbed the ball into the Lille goal in under eight seconds, tying Michel Rio's 1992 record set for Caen against Cannes.
The World Cup hero of France accomplished a hat trick, while Neymar, Messi, and flying fullback Achraf Hakimi each scored two goals in a devastating demonstration of their skill and supremacy in the French division.
PSG is two points ahead of Lens and Marseille, both of whom won on Saturday, after scoring 17 goals in their first three victories of the year.
Clermont and Stade Rennes also won at home on Sunday, and Auxerre and Brest won away, recording their first victory of the new season.
For the first time in 30 years, there were a total of 11 red cards sent out over the course of the weekend, including four when newly promoted Auxerre defeated Montpellier 2-1.
Benoit Costil, a 35-year-old goalkeeper for Auxerre who was formerly with Girondins Bordeaux, gave up a goal for the 29th straight Ligue 1 game as Mamadou Sakho gave Montpellier the lead.
Five minutes after Nuno da Costa had equalised for Auxerre, Sakho subsequently conceded the penalty that Mathias Autret scored to score the game-winning goal in the 75th minute. Both teams were left with nine men.
After 34 minutes, Angers' Halid Sabanovic was dismissed, and Brest took advantage to win 3-1 thanks to a double from Jeremy Le Douaron.
Clermont Foot defeated Nice 1-0 at home to climb up to fifth in the rankings thanks to a goal from Saif-Eddine Khaoui in the sixth minute. In the final ten minutes of the game, Nice saw Mario Lemina and Jean-Clair Todibo both sent for bad tackles and dissent, respectively.
Along with winning their first game of the year, Rennes defeated Ajaccio with to goals from Martin Terrier and Arthur Theate, who scored either side of the Corsican club's goal from Mounaim El Idrissy.
After going down as early as the second minute against Lorient at home, Toulouse battled back to draw 2-2.
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