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·1 June 2023

Golden Boot: Mbappé vs Lacazette!

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Kylian Mbappé's 28 goals have him chasing down the title of Ligue 1's top scorer for a stunning fifth consecutive season - can he set a new record for goalscoring excellent in Franc's top flight or will prolific prodigal OL son Alexandre Lacazette pip him to the post? All will be revealed in a thrilling final day of the season!

Here's the tale of the tape so far as this one goes down to the wire… By Kylian Mbappé's standards, it was a slow start to the 2022-23 campaign – his first involvement of the season saw a rare missed penalty against Montpellier…not to worry though, he netted shortly after.


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There was no slow start in the following match…seven seconds it took for goal number two of the season at Lille…and numbers three and four followed as Mbappé netted a hat-trick.

LOSC LILLE - PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (1-7) / Highlights (LOSC - PSG) 2022/2023

Eight more more strikes followed before Ligue 1 Uber Eats stopped for the World Cup. A quiet one for Mbappé of course… Having claimed the golden boot in Qatar, the Frenchman returned ten days later to net a memorable last-minute penalty to defeat Strasbourg. He subsequently ran riot, breaking records along the way, to help PSG claim title number 11.


Lacazette in hot pursuit

Bagging 28 goals is some feat from Mbappé… but the fact that Alexandre Lacazette has managed to keep up with his countryman while playing for a struggling Lyon side is arguably even more impressive… Like Mbappé, the OL striker has carried his side on his back at times this term. His 27 strikes would have already netted him the accolade in 26 of the last 32 seasons...

STADE RENNAIS FC - OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS (3-2) / Highlights (SRFC - OL) 2022/2023

It kicked off with a great start on his return to his boyhood club, the instant captain netting in his first two matches back in France's top flight.

OLYMPIQUE LYONNAIS - AC AJACCIO (2-1) / Highlights (OL - ACA) 2022/2023

Nine goals pre-World Cup was a solid tally for Lacazette…but it's his 2023 form that has really seen him mount this Golden Boot challenge. No one has scored more goals in Europe since the turn of the year…not even Erling Haaland!


It's 13 goals in his last 11 now… as he breathes down the neck of Kylian Mbappé. Despite his incredible return to the upper reaches of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats scorers chart, penalty misses at PSG and Clermont will fill the veteran with regret – they were strikes that would have had him ahead of Mbappé. So, it's all set for a frantic finale this coming weekend as the battle draws to a close. Who will prevail? Lacazette will be hoping for a late 32nd birthday present as Lyon travel to Nice – can he repeat his 2015 triumph? Or, as PSG play host to Clermont, will Mbappé add a fifth golden boot to his collection?   Mbappé versus Lacazette is one of several fascinating subplots ready to unfold this weekend. Make sure you tune into the action as another excellent season in France draws to a close. >> FIXTURES/RESULTS: Round 38

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