Kylian Mbappe made PSG history Monday night as he scored five goals against sixth-tier amateur side Pays de Cassel in the French Cup, with his side easing to a 7-0 win.
Manager Christophe Galtier picked a relatively strong side with Mbappe, Neymar and Sergio Ramos included in his XI, and the French star did not take it easy on his opponents as he hit a hat-trick before halftime.
Neymar and Carlos Soler also got on the scoresheet as PSG booked a last 16 matchup with rivals Marseille.
‘We came here to respect this team by playing at our level. That’s what we did and we’re very happy,’ Mbappe said.
‘It was a great opportunity for them and also for us, because it´s a reminder for us that we come from amateur football and it´s important to keep this link. Even if it´s only for one game.’
Named as PSG captain for the first time, Mbappe opened the scoring in the 29th minute with a deflected strike off of a Nuno Mendes cross, before setting Neymar up for the second.
Two minutes later in the 35th minute, Danilo Pereira found him wide open with a long ball and he successfully lobbed the Pays de Cassel keeper, while his low lifted effort in the 40th made the score 4-0.
He continued his scoring in the second half, converting into an open net with his left foot in the 56th minute before getting an easy tap in for his last of the night in the 79th.
The performance took Mbappe’s tally to 25 goals in 24 games this season and moved him onto 196 overall for PSG – four short of Edinson Cavani’s club record.
PSG will face Marseille on Monday with a trip to the French Cup quarterfinals on the line.