Kylian Mbappe might just be the best footballer in the world right now.
Another reason Los Blancos want to get to the 23-year-old on board is to prevent him from inflicting damage on them in the Champions League, like he did once again on Wednesday evening.
After scoring a stoppage-time winner against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes three weeks ago, Mbappe came up clutch in the Bernabeu with a scintillating counterattack goal to put PSG 2-0 up on aggregate.
The Frenchman picked up the ball from well outside the penalty area off of Neymar‘s wonderful lofted pass and drove at the home team’s stretched back-line.
David Alaba understandably backed off and then in an instant, the ball was in the back of the net courtesy of an extraordinarily clever finish from Mbappe, who shaped to go one way and then went the other to completely deceive Thibaut Courtois.
Check out the stunning goal that silenced the Bernabeu here…
Video: Mbappe’s stunner vs Real Madrid
"Look at his body shape, he does the keeper!"— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 9, 2022
Oh Kylian Mbappe, that is pure class 🤩
The pace to attack the space followed by the coolest of finishes to put PSG ahead at the Bernabeu!#UCL pic.twitter.com/5LeGrWhnlF
That run from Mbappe is absolutely ridiculous. He's a cheat codepic.twitter.com/8OGnHa9sMa— Jay Trickett (@Tricky19_) March 9, 2022
How on earth do you cope with Mbappe in full flow?! The kid is a Ballon d’Or winner in the making if ever we’ve seen one and the most devastating footballer on the planet right now – yes, even over Robert Lewandowski and Mohamed Salah.
The former AS Monaco man had a goal ruled out shortly before he broke the deadlock in the Spanish capital, as Nuno Mendes was found to have been offside in the build-up following a VAR check.
More to follow…