With Neymar Suspended, Kylian Mbappé’s Double Nutmeg Provides The Sauce Vs. Dijon
With Neymar out suspended, Kylian Mbappé had two goals and an assist in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 thrashing of Dijon on Saturday. But it’ll be the back-to-back Mbappé nutmegs that torment the nightmares of Dijon defenders for years to come.
Neymar sat out the match after picking up two yellow cards in the Feb. 23 match with Girondins de Bourdeaux. Marco Verratti was also out suspended while Thiago Silva, Ander Herrera, Colin Dagba and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting were all injured.
Though the match was comfortable in the end, PSG led 1-0 until the latter stages of the match. Pablo Sarabia redirected a shot into the back of the net in the third minute, but the home side couldn’t build on that lead thanks to some profligate finishing from Edinson Cavani.
How has Cavani missed this badly? pic.twitter.com/D7W8lNrro4— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) February 29, 2020
Mbappé helped gain control in the 74th minute with this strike before putting the game away in the 91st minute. Mauro Icardi also found the back of the net in the 76th minute.
MBAPPEEE!It's a second goal for the hosts as the World Cup winner glides past the defenders before rounding past the goalkeeper to slot it into the back of the net.#PSGDFCO LIVE NOW
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— beIN SPORTS USA (@beINSPORTSUSA) February 29, 2020
The highlights of the match for PSG, however, were the two Mbappé nutmegs in the first half.
The dynamic 21-year-old winger scorched two defenders with megs. The first was particularly nasty, and the only complaint will be that Mbappé didn’t create anything out of his marvelous little run, as a third defender proved too much to overcome.
Kylian Mbappé Nutmegs vs Dijon
PSG is back in action on Wednesday in a French Cup semifinal against Lyon, which beat Juventus on Wednesday and plays Saint-Étienne on Sunday.