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Mbappe equals Zlatan's PSG mark with 156th club goal

10:56 PM GMT 26/02/2022
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Only Edinson Cavani has scored more goals for the French giants than their 23-year-old sharpshooter

Kylian Mbappe moved alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic in Paris Saint-Germain's all-time scoring charts on Saturday as the striker's double helped his side squeeze past Saint-Etienne.

Mbappe joined PSG from Monaco and has swiftly become a favourite at Parc des Princes.

There remains doubt over his future though, with the star's contract expiring at the end of the current season.

Comeback specialist

PSG were once more obliged to fight back from a losing position to take all three points on Saturday.

Denis Bouanga fired the visitors into the lead after just 16 minutes, before Mbappe levelled the match shortly before half-time.

Mbappe was on target again when the game restarted and Danilo Pereira put the Ligue 1 leaders 3-1 ahead, securing a win for Mauricio Pochettino's men.

The goal took Mbappe to 156 PSG goals in all competition, tying him with Ibrahimovic as the second most prolific scorer in the club's history.

Only Edinson Cavani, who managed 200 before leaving for Manchester United, sits ahead of the 23-year-old World Cup winner.

Saturday's game was additionally the sixth time in this Ligue 1 campaign that PSG have come back to win, more than in any other previous season.

'Incredible, magnificent'

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino was full of praise for his charge after the game, telling reporters: "It's not easy [to describe Mbappe], he's incredible, magnificent. An incredible player. 

"I'm very happy because we finished the match very well. We finished the game the way we wanted to play. Leo (Messi) and Ney were also important for us."

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