Kylian Mbappe produced a masterclass to hand Paris Saint Germain victory over Bayern Munich in the middle of a snowstorm
- Kylian Mbappe produced a masterclass performance to hand PSG victory over Bayern Munich Wednesday.
- The Frenchman scored twice as PSG beat the reigning champion Bayern Munich 3-2.
- "I love this type of game," Mbappe said after the game, which was played amid a snowstorm.
Kylian Mbappe produced a masterclass performance to hand Paris Saint Germain victory over reigning champion Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal tie on Wednesday night, scoring twice in a 3-2 thriller.
The Frenchman took just three minutes to put PSG ahead on a snowy evening at the Allianz Arena in Munich, driving the ball through Manuel Neuer after being neatly fed by the equally impressive Neymar.Marquinhos doubled PSG's lead midway through the first half, before Bayern's ex-PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting headed home shortly after to half the deficit.
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Mbappe's performance was just the latest in a string of impressive displays for the 22-year-old in this season's Champions League.The World Cup winner has now scored eight times in the competition this term, the joint most ever by a Frenchman alongside Wissam Ben Yedder and David Trezeguet.
Four of those goals came in the last-16 against FC Barcelona, including a hat-trick in Paris' 4-1 win in the first leg."I love this type of game," Mbappe said after the victory over Bayern. "They haven't always gone my way and maybe they won't in the future, but I'm not here to hide. I love this kind of game and being decisive."I love to play against the best players in world and Manuel Neuer is one of the best keepers in history. I felt no pressure."
Mbappe is out of contract with PSG at the end of next season, and the former Manchester United and England midfielder Owen Hargreaves says the world will be at his feet when the time comes for him to leave the French capital.
"Everyone's going to be queuing up [for Mbappe] because on that form he's unplayable," he said.PSG host Bayern in the second leg on Tuesday April 13.
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