Stats & facts: A look back on the win in Reims
Following Paris Saint-Germain's 3-0 victory over Stade de Reims at the Stade Auguste Delaune on Saturday 11 November, check out the key figures and highlights from the Ligue 1 Round 12 encounter.
PARIS TO THE POWER OF FIVE
Another win, away to Reims gave Paris their fifth consecutive Ligue 1 victory following wins over Rennes (1-3), Strasbourg (3-0), Brest (2-3) and most recently Montpellier (3-0). It is the first time in 2023 that the Parisians have won five games in a row in the top flight, the last time being in October-December 2022 (six).
Five is also the number of consecutive matches in which Paris Saint-Germain have scored at least three goals. It is the sixth time that the capital club has managed to achieve this feat since the 2011-2012 season, while only one other French team has managed to do so over the same period: Olympique Lyonnais, in May-August 2019 (five).
KYLIAN MBAPPÉ UNSTOPPABLE
The Rouge et Bleu striker scored his first Ligue 1 hat-trick of the season on Saturday's trip to Reims, his last three-goal haul dating back to the last season's sparkling victory at Lille on 21 August 2022. This is the tenth time in 2023 that the French international has scored two or more goals in a single match in France's top flight, the highest total of any player across Europe's five major leagues over that period.
In addition, Kylian Mbappé opened the scoring after just two minutes and 35 seconds, the fastest goal scored by Paris in Ligue 1 since... the goal scored by Kylian Mbappé on 21 August 2022 in Lille (goal scored after eight seconds).
A FINE PERFORMANCE FROM OUSMANE DEMBÉLÉ
Ousmane Dembélé put in a fine performance in Reims, providing the assist for Paris' opener. It was the French international's fourth assist of the season in Ligue 1 - a performance bettered by no-one in Ligue 1 (ahead of the rest of the Round 12 fixtures).
The Paris Saint-Germain No.10 joins Shamar Nicholson (Clermont Foot 63), Florian Sotoca (RC Lens), Caio Henrique (AS Monaco), Téji Savanier (Montpellier HSC), Moses Simon (FC Nantes) and team-mate Achraf Hakimi, all of whom have registered four assists in the French top flight so far this season.
GIGIO DONNARUMMA AS LAST LINE OF DEFENCE
The Italian goalkeeper was decisive in the win over Stade de Reims, making no fewer than five crucial saves during the match. It was the second time this season that he had reached that total in a Ligue 1 match, the first being when Nice travelled to the Parc des Princes on 15 September (also five saves).
By keeping his goal intact, Gianluigi Donnarumma prevented Reims from scoring in a match for the first time since the start of the season. The Champagne club had not been so effectively muzzled in the top flight since 27 May, when they lost... 3-0, this time against Olympique Lyonnais.