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Kylian Mbappe scores stunning hatrick against Barcelona

Kylian Mbappe scores stunning hatrick against Barcelona
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Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning hat-trick in their match against Spanish giants Barcelona in the first leg of Champions League round of 16.

Barcelona got an early lead after Lionel Messi scored from a penalty spot in the 27th minute.

Mbappe scored Paris Saint Germain’s first goal five minutes later, and this gave the French giants the fighting spirit to win the game.

Kylian Mbappe scores stunning hatrick against Barcelona
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He scored the second goal in the 65th minute after Alessandro Florenzi, Barcelona defender, deflected the ball to his path.

Moise Kean scored the 3rd goal with a brilliant header before Mbappe finished off the game with his 3rd goal from a counter-attack.

Kylian Mbappe scores stunning hatrick against Barcelona
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Mbappe is the first player in 24 years to score a hat-trick at Camp Nou. Andriy Shevchenko was the last player to do that in 1997.

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford congratulated Mbappe following his brilliant performance: 

The Frenchman has now recorded a total of 21 goals in all competitions. PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino hopes Neymar will have recovered from injury to face Barca in the second leg.

Kylian Mbappe insists brilliant performance against Barcelona will not affect his future at PSG

The PSG star has been linked with a move to Real Madrid. In an interview, he said:

“It would be wrong to decide my future based on one match,” Mbappe told RMC. “This is a long-term decision. 

“The PSG shirt is one that I hold dear to my heart.”

Commenting on his display at the Camp Nou, Mbappe said: “We are very happy. It was a very important match for us. We wanted to come here and win. We did it with style

Real Madrid News: Blancos likely to sign Kylian Mbappe

“I am happy. I always want to show my best. There has not always been a success. But never in my life will I hide. Today I am benefiting from the hard work.”

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