When Kylian Mbappé goes, everything goes for PSG.
Sunday night's game confirmed that again.
As in Montpellier on Wednesday, the Parisian striker wore the red and blue colors high by signing his 40th goal of the 2020-2021 financial year against Reims (4-0).
He becomes the first French player to reach the 40-goal mark during a season with a European Top 5 club in official competition since Stéphane Guivarc'h.
His best season in terms of statistics since his arrival in the capital, from Monaco in the summer of 2017. The star of Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis) had scored 39 goals that season, including 33 in the League 1.
Top scorer in the championship with 26 goals, Kylian Mbappé slips the goals as easily as the rain on the jersey of the 22 players on Sunday night, at the Parc des Princes.
With him, the danger is permanent.
Even more if the adversary gives him gifts.
His shot stopped with his hand by Rémois Yunis Abdelhamid first allowed Neymar to open the scoring (1-0, 13th).
Then, the French international played cunning to deceive Predrag Rajkovic from close, following a full axis pass from the unfortunate Thomas Foket, completely lost on this blow (2-0, 26th).
Only Lewandowski has scored more than him in Europe
Match after match, minute after minute, Kylian Mbappé pushes the limits a little further.
With two games from the end of the season (Monaco and Brest), he brings his total of goals with PSG to 130 (behind Ibrahimovic and Cavani).
He is the top European scorer this season behind the Pole Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, 47 goals), and ahead of Erling Haaland (Dortmund, 39).
Which says a lot about the influence of the former Monegasque at PSG.
Even more in recent weeks since he remains on 10 goals in his last 8 outings.
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The elimination in C1 against Manchester City, marked by his absence on the return, and the recent draw in Rennes (1-1), proved to what extent there is a PSG with and without Mbappé.
The boss is him.
He could even have scored another goal with more application before the break, but his left shot went out of frame (41st).
The question of his contract extension comes up over and over again.
She has been dragging on for long weeks and annoys the Parisian leaders who fear having to let him go one year after the end of his contract.
For Mauricio Pochettino, it is clear: it is "fundamental" to keep Kylian Mbappé.
But the latter, replaced in the 77th minute Sunday by Moise Kean, intends to impose his tempo.
In the meantime, he continues to heal his statistics.
And Paris will not complain about it.