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Neymar scored twice and assisted on three others as defending champions PSG moved to three wins from three games, moving within two points of both Marseille and Lens at the top of the table. It took just eight seconds for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to break a deadlock when Lionel Messi fed a beautiful cross for Kylian Mbappe. PSG extended their lead atop the league as Kylian Mbappe scored a brace in the first half. Kylian Mbappe has equalled the fastest Ligue 1 goal ever, cutting just eight seconds later to form part of a hat-trick in PSG’s emphatic 7-1 victory against Lille. The French 2022-23 Ligue 1 side tweeted that the Kylian Mbappe goal tied the mark held by midfielder Michel Riot, who also needed only eight seconds to score against Caen in 1992.

PSG’s attacks continued from an early goal, continually threatening the Monaco defence with deep passes by Lionel Messi. PSG started off the game somewhat well, with Kylian Mbappe latching on to a Messi ball high up and firing it past Leo Jardim within 10 seconds. Verratti was involved in the early Kylian Mbappe goal but was mostly outshone by PSGs attacking stars in their Ligue 1 clash. Lille had won only two of their 20 previous Ligue 1 meetings with Paris Saint-Germain before Sunday’s clash. It is not difficult to understand why, with the visitors blowing them away in breathtaking fashion.

Inexplicably, Lille had more shots on target than PSG (10 vs 9); however, some sloppy finishing by Jonathan David and Jonathan Bamba meant Lille were never near making it a contest against an opponent that had no such problems in front of goal. This victory also saw the PSG’s team become the first in Ligue 1 history to have scored at least three goals in six straight away games. Even though Lyon (4th, six points, one game down) could have done as well, the reigning champions looked invincible, carried by their dashing trio of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe.

After he was spotted partying the night before the weekend’s humiliating loss to Paris Saint-Germain, Lille removed forward Mohamed Bayo off their first-team squad and fined him €75,000, a source close to the club informed AFP on Monday. For more than €12 million, Lille acquired the Guinea international player from Clermont in July. He didn’t score in the club’s opening two league matches, a victory and a draw. Photos of the 24-year-old in a Lille nightclub on the night of the loss surfaced on social media before Sunday’s matchup with Ligue 1 leaders PSG.