WATCH: Opportunism at its finest! Kylian Mbappe scores one of the strangest goals of the season for PSG after Lorient keeper rolls the ball out for him by accident

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Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe has scored one of the strangest goals of his career after being gifted the ball by Lorient’s confused keeper.
  • World Cup winner gifted possession
  • Mvogo thought free-kick had been awarded
  • French frontman sticks the ball in the net

WHAT HAPPENED? The World Cup-winning forward has found the target over 200 times for PSG – becoming their all-time leading scorer in the process – but few of those efforts were as baffling as the one he managed in a home date with Lorient. The reigning Ligue 1 champions fell two goals and a man down early on in that contest, but grabbed a lifeline just before the half-hour mark when Yvon Mvogo – believing that a free-kick had been awarded – rolled the ball into the path of Mbappe to stroke into an empty net.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Mbappe’s goal did not do much for the PSG cause, with Christophe Galtier’s side conceding again late on as they slipped to a shock 3-1 defeat at Parc de Princes.

WHAT NEXT? Mbappe was contained throughout much of a meeting with Lorient, as was seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi, but PSG remain eight points clear at the top of the Ligue 1 table with five games left to take in.