Mbappe helps PSG to extend lead
Paris, France - Kylian Mbappe helped Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) extend its French League lead on Sunday with a brace in a comfortable 4-0 win over ten-man Saint-Etienne, while Memphis Depay's cruciate ligament tear looks to have ruled him out of Euro 2020.
France forward Mbappe took his league tally to nine in 11 appearances as his side took advantage of second-placed Marseille only drawing at Metz on Saturday to move seven points clear and tighten its grip on the French championship, which it has won six out of the last seven seasons.
Leandro Paredes set the ball rolling in the tenth minute with a deflected strike and once Jean Eudes Aholou was sent off in the 25th minute for a late tackle on the Argentine PSG could stroll its way to three points.
Mbappe then ended any question of a Saint-Etienne comeback a minute before the break when he swiftly collected Neymar's brilliant through ball before sweeping his finish past Stephane Ruffier.
Brazilian Neymar then missed the chance to make it three from the penalty spot just after the hour mark, his spotkick clipping the outside of the post, before Mauro Icardi made it 13 goals in all competitions this season with a tap-in 11 minutes later. Mbappe put the cherry on the cake in the final minute as the home fans let off a cascade of fireworks in the stands.
Depay’s Euros at risk
Earlier Lyon fell further behind in the reckoning after losing 0-1 at home to Rennes, but the worst news of the night for Rudi Garcia's side was the cruciate ligament injury that ended star attacker Memphis Depay's season. Lyon said that Depay would be out for 'no less than six months', which if correct would also rule him out of Euro 2020, which begins on June 12. Depay has scored eight times in his last eight matches for Lyon.
Other results: Italian League: Roma 3 SPAL 1, Fiorentina 1 Inter Milan 1.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema celebrates after scoring against hosts Valencia at the Mestalla Stadium on Sunday
Kylian Mbappe of PSG