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Friday night highlights: Messi tees up Mbappe’s last-gasp winner/Man United loanee bags first assist

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Friday night highlights: Messi tees up Mbappe’s last-gasp winner/Man United loanee bags first assist

 

Footage stemming from a pair of high-profile fixtures across the continent on Friday night will no doubt pique the attentions of fans of Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester United and more.

The first comes on the back of the latest heroics put forth by French sensation Kylian Mbappe.

Afforded his latest start in PSG’s Ligue 1 meeting with Stade Rennais, Mbappe, along with the rest of Mauricio Pochettino’s star-studded squad, were left frustrated through 90 minutes, owing to a stern defensive showing on the part of the evening’s visitors.

Just when it appeared as though proceedings were set to peter out into a 0-0 stalemate, however, PSG, as so often proves the case, struck.

Surging forward from deep, Lionel Messi cut inside onto his trusty left foot, before slipping in partner in crime Mbappe courtesy of a pinpoint pass into the Rennes box.

And the latter made absolutely no mistake with his ensuing finish, picking out the far corner to guide the capital giants another step closer to reclaiming their Ligue 1 crown:

Martial tees up Mir

Turning attentions towards ongoings in Spain this evening, title-chasing Sevilla played host to Elche in Andalusia, hopeful of closing the gap on Carlo Ancelotti’s table-topping Real Madrid to just three points.

And, when all was said and done at the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, this is precisely what Friday’s hosts managed.

A dominant display saw Julen Lopetegui’s men finally rewarded 20 minutes from time, when a typical piece of brilliance on the part of Papu Gomez saw the Argentine cut inside from the left, before finding the net with the help of a deflection:

And a Sevilla 2nd swiftly followed, with Manchester United loanee Anthony Martial on this occasion the architect in chief.

After too being set free down the left flank, French international Martial directed a looping delivery into the Elche area, allowing Rafa Mir to nod home in pinpoint fashion, killing the game off as a contest:

 

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