Sport Mbappe nets double as PSG thrash Dijon to put pressure on Lille

21:17  27 february  2021
21:17  27 february  2021 Source:   reuters.com

At a small trot, Paris corrects Dijon

 At a small trot, Paris corrects Dijon © Provided by Sofoot Without forcing, PSG spent a more than quiet afternoon in Dijon. In the wake of an inspired Kylian Mbappé, the Parisians have spent four in the red lantern of Ligue 1 and thus return to a point behind the Lille leader. Dijon FCO 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain Goals: Kean (6th), Mbappé (31st, 50th) and Danilo (82nd) ​​ To see the suspense between reds at home and whites away, it's rugby you had to watch this Saturday afternoon.

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe bagged a double as they hammered bottom side Dijon 4-0 away to cut Lille's Ligue 1 lead to one point on Saturday.

Ligue 1 - Dijon v Paris St Germain © Reuters/BENOIT TESSIER Ligue 1 - Dijon v Paris St Germain

Mbappe added to Moise Kean's early opener with Danilo Pereira wrapping it up late on to lift PSG to second on 57 points from 27 games ahead of Lille's home match against Racing Strasbourg on Sunday.

PSG were without the injured Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes but Dijon were never a match for the French champions in a one-sided encounter.

Dijon have 15 points and trail second-bottom Lorient by eight points.

Dijon 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain: Mbappe double helps get Pochettino's men back on track

  Dijon 0-4 Paris Saint-Germain: Mbappe double helps get Pochettino's men back on track Paris Saint-Germain put last week's loss to Monaco behind them by brushing aside Dijon 4-0 in Saturday's Ligue 1 clash.PSG suffered their sixth league loss of the campaign at home to Monaco last weekend but were good value for their win in Saturday's clash at Stade Gaston-Gerard.

Kean put the visitors in front after six minutes, collecting Abdou Diallo's centre inside the box and firing home a cross-shot.

Mbappe doubled PSG's advantage in the 32nd minute by converting a penalty after Bersant Celina's handball.

The France striker then netted his 18th league goal of the season - his 98th for PSG - six minutes into the second half when he curled a shot past goalkeeper Anthony Racioppi after being played through by Rafinha.

Pereira rubbed salt in Dijon's wounds eight minutes from time as he headed home from Julian Draxler's corner.

(Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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