Since arriving at Paris Saint-Germain, Kylian Mbappe has become one of the top goal-scoring forwards in the sport today. The French forward is a regular in scoring stout goals and leading his side to wins in all competitions. But in regard to performing in finals, this has not necessarily been the case for Mbappe.
PSG picked up another Trophee des Champions trophy with the 2-1 win against Olympique de Marseille. Mbappe started in the fixture and while he involved himself in several attacking sequences, he came away from the fixture without a goal.
Mbappe’s notable struggles in finals with PSG is not relatively new. He has played in eight finals spanning three competitions, and in these matches, the forward is only with one goal scored. This goal came in the 2019 Trophee des Champions final against Stade Rennais.
In Mbappe’s first season, he played in three different finals, including the Coupe de France final against surprise challengers Les Herbiers VF. Mbappe did not score a goal in any of these fixtures.
Over his next two seasons with the club, he wound up playing in four total finals. As mentioned, he scored against Rennes but failed to notch a goal in matches such as the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final against Bayern Munich.
Mbappe’s lack of goals in finals is not overly a concern as PSG came away with wins in six of the eight finals that the forward took part in with the team. Still, it will only be a matter of time before he would need to pile up goals in these pivotal matches.
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