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Assists: Kylian Mbappé makes a splash

Publish on 07/12/2021 at 10:00

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PSG striker Kylian Mbappé took sole control of the Ligue 1 Uber Eats assists table in Round 17 as conjured a superb assist for Georginio Wijnaldum to rescue the capital club a point away to Lens on Saturday. Meanwhile Rennes star Lovro Majer rocketed up the ranking with a hat-trick of goals laid on for his teammates...

Now with eight assists, Kylian Mbappé has equalled his personal-best tally and we're not even at the half-way point of the season yet! In round 17 in Lens, the Paris Saint-Germain striker bagged his eighth assist with a perfect curled cross for Georginio Wijnaldum. This is the Parisian's best tally in a single Ligue 1 Uber Eats season - a feat he first achieved in the 2016-17 campaign, when he helped Monaco pip PSG to the Ligue 1 Uber Eats title. The young man from the Paris region has rocketed through the first half of the current campaign and can aim high with half the season still to go.

Mbappé has been the leader of the official assists table since Round 13 and is now one step ahead of his runner-up, Jonathan Clauss (seven assists), against whom he faced off at the weekend. Mbappé has been involved in 15 goals (seven goals and eight assists) and is the most decisive player in the league this season, ahead of Amine Gouiri, Gaëtan Laborde and Ludovic Ajorque (all 12).

Payet continues his rise, Majer sees triple

A little further down the table, Dimitri Payet returned to the top five with his fifth assist of the season. The OM No10, who has notched an assist in each of the last three games, is now close to the symbolic mark of 100 career assists in the top flight - his assist for Gerson's superb goal was his 96th in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

Meanwhile, Ibrahima Sissoko moved up to twelfth place with four assists when he set up Ludovic Ajorque for a goal against OGC Nice. The RC Strasbourg Alsace midfielder has already smashed his record for assists in 2021-22, having never before delivered more than one in a single season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats.

Finally, the standout assists performance of Round 17 is undoubtedly that of Lovro Majer. Rennes' Croatian international provided three assists against AS Saint-Etienne, all three of them to Martin Terrier - the second hat-trick of the season in Ligue 1 Uber Eats, after the one scored by Lionel Messi (Round 15, also at Saint-Etienne). He is now two points off the podium and in 14th position with 4 assists for the season.

Ligue 1 Uber Eats assists table

Ligue 1 Uber Eats Round 17

Olympique de Marseille 1-2 Stade Brestois 29
1-0: Goal by GERSON, assist by PAYET
1-1: Goal by FAIVRE (penalty)
1-2: Goal by HONORAT, assist by LE DOUARON

LOSC 2-1 ESTAC Troyes
0-1: Goal by DINGOME, assist by TARDIEU from a set piece
1-1: Goal by DAVID, assist by ANDRE
2-1: Goal by GIRAUDON (own-goal)

RC Lens 1-1 Paris Saint-Germain
1-0: Goal by S. FOFANA, assist by C. DOUCOURE
1-1: Goal by WIJNALDUM, assist by MBAPPE

AS Saint-Etienne 0-5 Stade Rennais FC
0-1: Goal by TERRIER, assist by MAJER
0-2: Goal by TERRIER, assist by MAJER
0-3: Goal by MACON (own-goal)
0-4: Goal by TERRIER, assist by MAJER
0-5: Goal by UGOCHUKWU, assist by LABORDE

FC Lorient 0-1 FC Nantes
0-1: Goal by CYPRIEN, assist by BUKARI

AS Monaco 4-0 FC Metz
1-0: Goal by DIOP, no assist
2-0: Goal by VOLLAND (penalty)
3-0: Goal by GELSON MARTINS, assist by DIOP
4-0: Goal by BEN YEDDER, assist by GOLOVIN

Montpellier Hérault SC 1-0 Clermont Foot
1-0: Goal by WAHI, no assist

Stade de Reims 1-2 Angers SCO
0-1: Goal by BOUFAL (penalty)
1-1: Goal by ETIKITE (penalty)
1-2: Goal by FULGINI, assist by BOUFAL

OGC Nice 0-3 RC Strasbourg Alsace
0-1: Goal by AJORQUE, assist by I. SISSOKO
0-2: Goal by H. DIALLO, no assist
0-3: Goal by THOMASSON, assist by H. DIALLO

Girondins de Bordeaux 2-2 Olympique Lyonnais
0-1: Goal by DENAYER, assist by SHAQIRI from a set piece
1-1: Goal by GUSTO (own goal)
1-2: Goal by THIAGO MENDES, no assist
2-2: Goal by ELIS, no assist