Thanks to his hat-trick registered on the lawn of Camp Nou on Tuesday, on the occasion of the first leg against Barça in the round of 16 of the Champions League, Kylian Mbappé has entered the annals a little more.
Expected to take over Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel messi in the years to come, Kylian Mbappé delivered face to Barça a performance worthy of the two legends of world football. Untenable and clinically effective, the Parisian striker has indeed scored a hat-trick, humiliating on his own or almost the Catalan giant. Not content to mark the spirits like never before under the jersey of PSG, the tricolor world champion has also consolidated his place in the history books of football.
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Kylian Mbappé is indeed only the second player in history to score a hat-trick on the Camp Nou lawn in the Champions League, the first to do so in the final phase. The former Monegasque indeed joins Andriy Shevchenko, author of three goals with Dynamo Kiev in November 1997. In all competitions, the Parisian n ° 7 is also only the ninth visiting player to score three goals in the den of Barça and the first against Lionel Messi.
Only Ibrahimovic and Cavani did better at PSG
Second French player to score a hat-trick during a match in the final phase of the Champions League after Sylvain Wiltord against Werder Bremen in March 2005, Kylian Mbappé is now the third most prolific Habs in the final phase. With now 10 goals, he surpasses Zinedine Zidane’s 8 goals and is only ahead of Karim Benzema (18) and Thierry Henry (12). And this while he is still only 22 years and 58 days old. He is also the youngest player in history to reach this symbolic bar, surpassing Lionel Messi, who was 22 years old and 286 days old at the time of his 10th goal in the final phase of the C1.
Finally, while he is only the fourth French player to score at Camp Nou in the Champions League after Zinedine Zidane, Sidney Govou and Lucas Tousart, Kylian Mbappé has also become the third highest scorer in the history of PSG, his 111 goals allowing him to overtake Pedro Miguel Pauleta, author of 109 goals with the Red and Blue. They are now only two to have done better: Edinson Cavani (200 goals) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156 goals).
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