On Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain scored the quickest goal in French soccer history, outscoring LOSC Lille 7-0 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy.
Lionel Messi found Kylian Mbappe, who lobbed Lille goalkeeper Léonardo Jardim, just eight seconds into the game.
Mbappe’s goal matched the previous record of Caen midfielder Michel Rio, who scored after eight seconds against Cannes in 1992.
Following Mbappe’s opener, PSG was unrelenting.
Messi made it 2-0 in the 27th minute, before goals from defender Achraf Hakimi and Brazilian forward Neymar made it 4-0 at halftime.
After Lille scored a consolation goal through Jonathan Bamba, Neymar scored his second after halftime to make it five, and Mbappe added two more to complete his hat trick.
PSG’s victory over Lille is its largest ever, and it now leads Ligue 1 after three wins in three games.
After the game, PSG manager Christophe Galtier commented that his team’s performance was a “beautiful image of Paris Saint-Germain.” Galtier won the Ligue 1 title with Lille in 2020/21.
“I am very satisfied, obviously with the victory, but also with the individual and collective attitude,” he said. “The players had a lot of fun, there are strong signs from that match.
“There are strong signs between the players, a lot of connections, relationships, a desire to play for the team and not individually.”