2021-22 Ligue 1
  • Kylian Mbappé (42', 47')
  • Danilo Pereira (52')
  • Denis Bouanga (16')

Kylian Mbappe scores twice as PSG rally past Saint-Etienne

PSG's Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe celebrate after scoring a goal against St Etienne in Ligue 1. Getty Images

Kylian Mbappe's double led Paris Saint-Germain's rally as they came from a goal down to beat struggling Saint-Etienne 3-1 on Saturday and extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to 16 points.

France forward Mbappe scored either side of half-time and then turned provider for Danilo Pereira to head home at the back post for the third goal.

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Saint-Etienne had collected 10 points from their previous four Ligue 1 matches to move from bottom of the standings to outside the relegation zone. They took a 16th-minute lead through Denis Bouanga and held it until three minutes before the break when Lionel Messi set up Mbappe for the equaliser.

The same combination then put PSG ahead two minutes into the second half and five minutes later Pereira doubled the lead.

Earlier on Saturday, Nice moved second after a 0-0 draw at fifth-placed Racing Strasbourg.

Nice have 46 points to PSG's runaway tally of 62 after 26 games.