Kylian Mbappe celebrated his 25th birthday with a two-goal performance, securing a 3-1 victory for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) over Metz in Ligue 1. PSG now holds a five-point lead at the top of the table. Vitinha and Matthieu Udol also contributed goals, while Mbappe’s younger brother, Ethan, made his senior debut. PSG leads Nice by five points at the end of the year.
In the English League Cup quarterfinal, Liverpool advanced to their record 19th semifinal appearance with a resounding 5-1 win against West Ham United. Curtis Jones scored twice, with additional goals from Dominik Szoboszlai, Cody Gakpo, and Mohamed Salah. Jurgen Klopp praised the team’s performance, emphasizing the joy in their football. The semifinal first legs are scheduled for the week of January 8, and the final will take place at Wembley Stadium on February 25.
Source – CGTN