Mbappe double leads PSG to high


PARIS, March 22

Kylian Mbappe became the youngest player to score 100 goals in Ligue 1 when his double powered Paris St Germain to a 4-2 win at Olympique Lyonnais and to the top of the standings on Sunday. The 22-year-old France striker netted either side of the interval with Angel Di Maria and Danilo Pereira also getting on the scoreboard to put PSG on 63 points from 30 games.

The French champions, who welcomed back Neymar after a six-week injury layoff, are ahead of Lille on goal difference after the northerners slumped to a 2-1 home defeat against Nimes. Lyon, who pulled two goals back through Islam Slimani and Maxwel Cornet, are third on 60 points.

With 84 league goals for PSG and 16 for Monaco, Mbappe is the youngest player to reach the 100-goal milestone in the French top division after Herve Revelli in 1969. — Reuters

Spurs end dismal week with win

BIRMINGHAM: Tottenham Hotspur emerged from the gloom of the past week to claim a morale-boosting 2-0 victory at Aston Villa and climb to sixth place in the Premier League on Sunday.

Ibra makes history

Zlatan Ibrahimovic marked his return to the AC Milan starting line-up with a goal in a 3-2 win at Fiorentina. The strike made him the oldest player to score 15 goals in a Serie A season, at 39 years and 169 days. Agencies



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