LIONEL Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe finally all scored in the same game eight months after becoming teammates.
The Paris Saint-Germain trio should be regular goalscorers together after Messi’s historic move from Barcelona last August.
Ahead of Sunday’s home game against Lorient, Messi had scored just seven goals for the club and none of them in the same game as Neymar and Mbappe.
That all changed on Sunday night, however, when all three found the net in a stunning 5-1 home win against Ligue 1 contenders Lorient.
Once again, Neymar was booed by PSG supporters ahead of the game, as was manager Mauricio Pochettino, while his name continues to be associated with the Manchester United job.
However, Messi’s name was greeted with cheers when it was read out by the stadium announcer after he too was taunted alongside Neymar last month.
It was the latter who scored the first goal in Paris after just 12 minutes, coolly pushing Matthieu Dreyer past Matthieu Dreyer after an inch-precise through ball from Mbappe.
Mbappe went from assist to goalscorer just before the half-hour, cutting inside on his right foot and drilling into the bottom corner from 15 yards out after being kicked out by Idrissa Gueye.
Terem Moffi halved the deficit eleven minutes into the second half to give Lorient brief hope, but Mbappe restored PSG’s two-goal lead another eleven minutes later.
With a nice shoulder drop, he slipped past Julien Laporte’s challenge and made room on the edge of the box for a shot that he duly smashed past a helpless Dreyer.
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Messi then burst into action with 17 minutes remaining, ensuring the trio had all their names on the scorers’ list for the first time in the same game.
Superb work from the irresistible Mbappe brought him to the touchline before pulling the ball back across the goal area for Messi to stroke home over the underside of the bar.
However, Neymar saved the best for last – adding his second of the evening in the final minute of the 90.
The playmaker collected the ball in his own half before boldly flicking the ball through Fabien Lemoine’s legs.
He charged into Lorient territory before slotting the ball into Mbappe’s feet with the outside of his right boot and continued his run into the box to demand the return.
Mbappe duly signed and played the double, with Neymar expertly sending the goal past Dreyer to put the icing on the cake.
The win put PSG 12 points ahead of second-placed Marseille at the top of Ligue 1 with just eight games left in the season.
And despite another underperforming season in Europe, Les Parisiens are closing in on their eighth Ligue 1 win in just 10 seasons.
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/5042915/psg-lorient-report-lionel-messi-neymar-kylian-mbappe/ Messi, Neymar and Mbappe score in the same game for the first time ever to put the Parisians 12 points clear