Expected by Stade Pierre-Fabre, Kylian Mbappé responded on the pitch. The Parisian star, who escaped the large turnover carried out by Luis Enrique, quickly launched his team by opening the score after a quarter of an hour of play. In this one-sided match, the French international did very poorly in the defense of the USR and finally offered himself a hat-trick. Becoming the top scorer in the history of the capital club in the Coupe de France (30 goals in total). Yet another record has fallen into his hands.
Back in the starting lineup, Marco Asensio put in a great performance. Unhappy on these first two occasions, the former Real Madrid player quickly rectified the situation. First by scoring the third Parisian goal with composure, then by offering Mbappé a sublime assist just before the break. His “pigeon wing” deviation trapped a defense in great pain. Also a passer after returning from the locker room, the Spaniard greatly influenced the Parisian game throughout the match, whether on the right or in the middle.
Nordi Mukiele had fangs. Lacking playing time and potentially leaving during this winter transfer window, the Parisian full-back has continued raids in his right lane. His incessant climbs and his understanding with Asensio or Soler really hurt Revel's defense. At the origin of the CSC of N'Guessan at the end of the first period, he then offered a caviar to Kolo Muani at the end of the match. And without a heroic Garcia in his cage, the 26-year-old could also have registered his name in the scorer column.
Without complexes, the USR showed audacity at the start of the match, but the abysmal difference between the two teams quickly materialized on the pitch. The residents of R1, who essentially tried their luck on (very) distant attempts, quickly crumbled under the repeated Parisian assaults. The defense, less and less protected as the match progressed, particularly suffered. Like Habib Ouhafsa, in distress on the left side. Or Maxence N'Guessan, author of an unfortunate CSC and clearly beaten by Mbappé in a header duel on the fourth Parisian goal. Not really the Parisian star's strong point...
Back in front, Randal Kolo Muani saved his match by scoring a double during the last quarter of an hour. Because for nearly seventy-five minutes, the former Nantes player was absent. Ghostly in the game, as his team camped in the opposing half since the kick-off. Kept on the pitch despite his very insufficient copy, the French international finally woke up by deceiving Garcia twice. But his overall performance and his huge miss against the empty goal at the end of the match are unlikely to reassure the skeptics.