PSG beats Reims 3-0 with Mbappe hat-trick and takes the lead in Ligue 1

Stade de Reims v Paris Saint-Germain - Ligue 1 Uber Eats
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This Saturday, November 11, PSG made a crucial visit to Stade de Reims for the 12th matchday of the French championship. Following their defeat at San Siro against AC Milan (1-2), Luis Enrique's squad embraced the challenge of overcoming Will Still's formidable team.

They faced the match without Randal Kolo Muani, Achraf Hakimi (suspended), Nuno Mendes, Presnel Kimpembe, Keylor Navas, and Marco Asensio (injured).

The encounter kicked off with maximum intensity, and just three minutes into the game, Kylian Mbappe made a significant impact by scoring a spectacular volley, courtesy of a precise cross from Dembele. However, the home team did not give up and continued to press and create opportunities throughout the first half.

Fifteen minutes into the second half, Kylian Mbappe once again found the back of the net, this time with a superb goal assisted by Carlos Soler, who frequently ventured into the opposing area playing as a right-back. In the 82nd minute, the Bondy native sealed the game with a hat-trick.

Despite the hat-trick from the club's all-time leading scorer, another standout performer was Gianluigi Donnarumma, who concluded the match with an impressive 6 crucial saves, highlighting the defensive challenges faced by Luis Enrique's team.

The game concluded with a scoreline of 0-3 in favor of Paris Saint-Germain. Consequently, the Parisian squad finally takes the lead in the French championship, heading into the international break with a positive morale despite the recent setback in the European Cup.