French international star Kylian Mbappe led Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-1 win over Saint-Etienne on Saturday in the 26th leg of the French Ligue 1.
Saint-Germain converted an early goal from Saint-Etienne to a thrilling win (3-1).
Denis Bouanga opened the scoring for the visitors in the 16th minute.
However, the Parisians rallied and regained the lead thanks to Kylian Mbappe, who scored two goals in the 42nd and 47th minutes, while Danilo Pereira added the third goal in the 52nd minute.
The French capital team raised its tally to 62 points at the top of the”Ligue 1″ while the balance of Saint-Etienne stopped at 22 points in 16th place.
Thanks to his two goals against Saint-Etienne Mbappe equalized Swedish star Zlatan Ibrahimovic as the second top scorer in Paris Saint-Germain’s history with 156 goals.
Nice imposes a draw on Strasbourg
At the same stage, Nice overcame their deficit and snatched a precious draw from the home ground of Strasbourg.
The match saw the elimination of two guest players, Dante (48) and Justin Kluivert (85).
Both teams failed to take advantage of all the opportunities they had in front of the goalkeepers to get a point each.
Nice increased their tally to 46 points and temporarily clinched second place on goal difference against Marseille while Strasbourg were 43 points behind fifth on goal difference behind Rennes.