Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe called the notable UEFA Champions League hat-trick performance against Barcelona the “best” match of his career so far.
Mbappe shined for PSG in the Champions League Round of 16 first leg fixture against Barcelona. The French forward dazzled with three goals scored and four goal-scoring chances created for teammates.
One could argue that this performance from the PSG goal-scorer was the best by any forward over the now completed recent season.
In speaking to Esquire, Mbappe lauded the performance as the clear number one showing of his professional career so far.
“The best match of my career,” Mbappe said of the hat-trick showing against Barca. “It was complete. I helped my team both offensively and defensively, and I succeeded in the creation and finishing of my moves, in one-against-ones.
“I won 90 percent of my duels, if that stat is correct. All match, I never had a moment when I felt extinguished.”
Mbappe finished off the Champions League knockout stage with a career-high six goals, which also included a pair of key scores in the quarterfinal round against Bundesliga powerhouse Bayern Munich.
Mbappe has already put together an impressive collection of top career performances, but this showing against Barca certainly stands out considering the magnitude of the match.
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