Kylian Mbappe has already set numerous records in his young career so far. And now, the Paris Saint-Germain forward has joined an exclusive Champions League goal-scoring list.
In the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg against Barcelona, Mbappe scored a thunderous hat-trick that helped clinch a 4-1 win for PSG.
With this performance, Mbappe became just the third player ever to score a hat-trick against Barca in the Champions League, joining both Faustino Asprilla and Andriy Shevchenko.
3 – Kylian Mbappé 🇫🇷 became the third player in @ChampionsLeague history to score a hat-trick against Barcelona, after Faustino Asprilla 🇨🇴 and Andriy Shevchenko 🇺🇦 in 1997, both scoring in the group stage. Stellar. https://t.co/2wQi3eYG5D
— OptaJose (@OptaJose) February 16, 2021
Asprilla and Shevchenko both accomplished this feat during the 1997-1998 Champions League group stage. Asprilla scored his hat-trick for Newcastle United in a 3-2 win while Shevchenko had his grand showing for Dynamo Kyiv in a 4-0 victory.
This certainly is an exclusive list considering the numerous world-class talents who have faced Barca in this competition, including Robert Lewandowski.
Mbappe will now look to build on this superb showing over the remainder of the ongoing season.
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I’m happy with the result.
Congrats Kylian Mbappe and Paris Saints Germain.