Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar – the star trio of Paris Saint Germain – found the back of the net in the first half against Lille on Sunday. Riding on the three strikes Christophe Galtier and co were 6-1 up after 70 minutes of play. 

PSG eventually won 7-1. 

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Mbappe took only eight seconds to fire Paris Saint-Germain into the lead. The reigning French champions started pressing immediately. Neymar passed the ball to Messi at half line. The Argentine legend that sent the ball flying over the Lille defence, where Mbappe was waiting. The striker charged past the opponent defenders and knocked it past the goalkeeper with his first touch. 

This was the fastest goal in Ligue 1 history. 

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Messi was back in action in the 27th minute. The former Barcelona talisman and Nuno Mendes combined for a brilliant goal. Inside the box, the former passed the ball to the Portuguese, who returned the favour with a perfect cross. 

Lionel Messi delicately touched the ball past Leonardo “Léo” César. PSG were two goals up. 

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The third goal came from Achraf Hakimi in the 39th minute. Only four minutes later, PSG carved through the Lille defence. A Messi pass deflected to Neymar Jr, who drilled the shot into near post. PSG were 4-0 up. 

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Seven minutes into the second half, Neymar scored his second before Lille’s Jonathan Bamba responded with a close-range strike in the 54th. Mbappe was assisted by Neymar in the 66th minute. PSG had a 6-1 lead. 

Mbappe completed his hattrick in the 87th minute. 

Paris Saint-Germain XI vs Lille:

Donnarumma; Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe; Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Nuno Mendes; Messi; Mbappé, Neymar.

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The lead against Lille sums up PSG’s brilliant show under new coach Christophe Galtier. They defeated Nantes 4-0 in the Trophee des Champions and the ran over Clermont Foot and Montpellier. A win against Paulo Fonseca and co takes them to three victories in a row in the French top-flight and puts them back in first place.