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Metz 1-3 Paris Saint Germain: Kylian Mbappe scores twice before suffering injury

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Kylian Mbappe scores his first against MetzKylian Mbappe has scored four goals in his past two Ligue 1 games following his double against Saint-Etienne last weekend

Kylian Mbappe scored twice before going off with a thigh injury as Paris St-Germain beat Metz to move two points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

The 22-year-old slotted in a fourth-minute opener and added a second with a deflected strike after Fabien Centonze had equalised with a header.

Mbappe went off injured late on before Mauro Icardi scored a penalty.

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City in the Champions League this week.

The two sides meet in their semi-final first leg in Paris on Wednesday (20:00 BST).

"We hope it's not too serious," Pochettino said.

"Kylian was calm when he was replaced but even a simple knock is always painful."

After his double on Saturday, France international Mbappe has scored 25 goals in 29 Ligue 1 appearances this season – and 37 goals in 42 games across all competitions for PSG in 2020-21.

The result means five points separate the top four in a tight Ligue 1 title race, however Pochettino's leaders – crowned champions in seven of the past eight seasons – have played a game more than their rivals.

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Three-time champions Lille, in second, can return top with victory at fourth-placed Lyon on Sunday (20:00 BST) in a key fixture at the summit.

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Metz

Formation 3-5-1-1

16Oukidja2Bronn23Kouyate21Boye18Centonze15Sarr19Maïga5Angban17Delaine10Boulaya24Leya Iseka16Oukidja2Bronn23Kouyate21Boye18Centonze15Sarr19MaïgaSubstituted forDias Gonçalvesat 87'minutes5AngbanBooked at 15minsSubstituted forN'Doramat 68'minutes17DelaineSubstituted forUdolat 87'minutes10BoulayaSubstituted forYadeat 87'minutes24Leya IsekaSubstituted forNianeat 68'minutes

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3Udol4N'Doram6Fofana7Niane13Gueye22Maziz26Yade27Dias Gonçalves30Caillard

PSG

Formation 4-3-3

1Navas24Florenzi4Kehrer3Kimpembe20Kurzawa21Herrera8Paredes6Verratti19Sarabia7Mbappé10Neymar1Navas24Florenzi4Kehrer3Kimpembe20KurzawaBooked at 60minsSubstituted forBakkerat 64'minutes21HerreraBooked at 79mins8Paredes6VerrattiBooked at 37mins19SarabiaSubstituted forDi Maríaat 65'minutes7MbappéBooked at 58minsSubstituted forDraxlerat 87'minutes10NeymarSubstituted forIcardiat 81'minutes

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9Icardi11Di María15Danilo16Rico18Kean23Draxler25Bakker27Gueye31DagbaReferee:Willy Delajod

Match Stats

Home TeamMetzAway TeamPSGPossessionHome33%Away67%ShotsHome8Away19Shots on TargetHome3Away8CornersHome1Away9FoulsHome12Away12

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    Match ends, Metz 1, Paris Saint Germain 3.

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