Kylian Mbappe and Neymar jr scored hat-tricks as PSG brought an emphatic end to their poor away form with a resounding 6-1 victory at Clermont in Ligue 1.
Neymar and Mbappe hit in the first 19 minutes as PSG finished four consecutive defeats in all competitions and trailed by 15 points at the top.
Jodel Dossou pulled one back for Clermont but Neymar scored in the back of the net and backed Mbappe three minutes later with Mauricio Pochettino’s men showing their teeth near the end.
Mbappe completed his hat-trick 10 minutes from time and returned the favor to Neymar, joining him for the third time as PSG sit on the road to the title.
The visitors were leading the way in a tense situation, with Neymar’s goal allowed to stop despite Alidu Seidu getting into the box after his foot was trampled by Mbappe.
Lionel Messi controlled Neymar’s passing from his chest and threw the ball back after Mbappe passed Arthur Desmas, but Clermont grew into a game and narrowed down between Dossou before the break.
Messi was denied offside before Mbappe was brought down by Akim Zedadka in the box and Neymar set up the goal with great ease in the 71st minute.
A fine ball without a boot from Neymar put Mbappe on the road to second and the French star reached three points with a powerful finish at the edge of the box.
Mbappe then ran past Georginio Wijnaldum and circled the face of the post for Neymar to score in the 83rd minute.
What does it mean? PSG closes title
With Rennes leading by points with Marseille in second place earlier on Saturday, PSG could find themselves far from reclaiming their Ligue 1 crown at the end of next weekend.
A win over Marseille at the Parc des Princes combined with a Monnes defeat by Monaco would leave them with 18 points with just six games to play.