Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint Germain and Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund had a perfect Sunday as they both scored two goals to help their teams progress in their leagues.
Kylian Mbappe has been in fantastic form since he joined PSG permanently in 2018. He has consistently been awarded the league’s highest goalscorer despite being just 22-year-old.
This season alone the France international has scored 23 league goals and provided 7 assists in 28 games for PSG. His effort has helped the club to continue to battle with Lille for the league top spot.
Currently, PSG are occupying the second spot with 69 points in 33 games, a point behind first-placed Lille.
On Sunday’s game against Saint-Étienne, Kylian Mbappe scored in the 79th and 87th minutes before Mauro Icardi scored the winner from the spot in injury-time to seal a 3-2 victory for PSG.
After the game, Kylian Mbappe told Canal+ that winning the Ligue 1 title this season is the primary objective of the club and admitted that there is a tough race for the league title.
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“We got into the problems on our own. When we lead 2-1, we have to keep the lead, but we wanted to win because Ligue 1 is a primary objective for us and we want to write ourselves into the history of the club. We want to win and we are competitors”, Mbappe said.
“People think it’s easy to win, it isn’t. This season there is a tough race for the title. We must continue to give our all. We win the matches, that’s the most important.”
On the other hand, Erling Haaland ended his goal drought on Sunday with two goals. Before Sunday’s league game against Eintracht Frankfurt, the 20-year-old Norwegian striker had not scored in 7 successive games.
His two goals against Frankfurt have taken Mbappe’s total goals tally in the league to 23 goals. He has provided 6 assists in 24 league games.
The win has not helped Borussia Dortmund much, it only helped the club to remain on the 5th spot on the league table with 49 points in 29 games, 4 points away from 4th placed Eintracht Frankfurt.
The captain of Borussia Dortmund Marco Reus said: “After yesterday we were a bit more eager to win because this was a big chance for us to close in (on the top four).
“We managed to do just that with the win today and reduce the gap. That was our big goal. We stayed calm despite falling behind, we found our positions and played our game well. We got a second chance after yesterday to qualify for the Champions League.”