Lee + Mbappe score first goal together… PSG beat Brest 3-2
Lee Kang-in, the future of Korean soccer, and world soccer star Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain) scored their first goal together.
Lee Kang-in started as a right midfielder against Brest in the 10th round of the 2023-24 French Professional Football League 1 at Stade Francis Le Bleu in Brest, France, on Sept. 29 (KST) and recorded his first assist since joining Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). It was an assist on a goal by Mbappe, who would go on to become the next Cristiano Ronaldo (Al Nasr) and Lionel Messi (Inter Miami).
After PSG took a 1-0 lead in the 27th minute, thanks to a cannonball strike from 17-year-old sensation Warren Zayn-Emery (15th minute), Lee picked up the ball at the back and, on the counterattack, delivered a precise penetrating pass to the onrushing Mbappe with a quick left-footed out-front kick. After a few dribbles from Lee’s pass, Mbappe burst into the box and immediately fired a right-footed shot that deflected off a defender and into the back of the net.
In a text broadcast on its website, Ligue 1 described Mbappe’s goal as “assisted by Lee Kang-in, who scattered the ball in a fast-paced situation.”
It was Lee’s second consecutive attacking point in official matches after he scored his debut goal in a 3-0 European Champions League (UCL) group stage win over AC Milan (Italy) on Sept. 26.
Lee, who had earlier fired a left-footed shot from a penetrating pass from Mbappe three minutes after kickoff, doubled his tally in the 22nd minute after exchanging passes with Gonzalo Hamus to get into the penalty area before unleashing a powerful right-footed shot that was narrowly saved by the Brest keeper.
Lee lasted 73 minutes on the pitch before being substituted for Vitinha in the 29th minute of the second half. Football stats site Fourscore.com gave Lee a rating of 7.63.
After taking an early 2-0 lead, PSG conceded back-to-back goals from Steve Mounier in the 42nd minute and Jeremy LeDuaron six minutes into the second half to equalize.
PSG eventually secured the 3-2 victory with a 43rd-minute goal from Mbappe. In the 39th minute of the second half, Randal Kolo Moani went down in a collision with the defense in the box, and after video assistant referee (VAR) review, a penalty kick 안전놀이터 was awarded. Unsurprisingly, Mbappe took the spot kick. Mbappe’s penalty kick was saved by the opposing goalkeeper, but Mbappe stepped up and slotted the rebound into the back of the net.
With his multi-goal performance, Mbappe took his league tally to 10 goals. With the three points, PSG has 21 points (6W, 3D, 1L) and remains one point behind leaders Nice (6W, 4L). Brest remained in sixth place with four wins, three draws, and three losses (15 points).