UEFA Champions League: Mbappe scores hat-trick as PSG thumps Barcelona 4-1

UEFA Champions League 2020-21: Mbappe's PSG take on Messi FC Barcelona in 2nd leg
UEFA Champions League 2020-21: Mbappe's PSG take on Messi FC Barcelona in 2nd leg

UEFA Champions League – PSG beat Barcelona 4-1, Mbappe scores a hat-trick: PSG head back to France with a commanding first-leg lead after demolishing Barcelona on their own turf despite going behind first. Mbappe grabbed a hat-trick in an outstanding performance and Moise Kean scored a header.

PSG was without the likes of Neymar and Di Maria.

Mbappe secures his hat-trick

Mbappe gets his hat-trick with a ruthless finish. Barca gives the ball away on the edge of their penalty area and PSG punishes them with a sublime counterattack. It is three versus two as Draxler has an option to pass to Mbappe who finishes it the first time in the top right corner in the 85th minute.

Moise Kean doubles the lead for PSG

Mbappe wins a foul down the left after being clipped by Sergio Busquets. Paredes floats a ball in and Kean nods it down in the far post to double the lead for the French side in the 70th minute.

PSG takes the lead

Kylian Mbappe has been the star performer of the match and he gets his double to give PSG a lead over Barcelona. Florenzi races behind Barca’s high defensive line and latches onto Paredes’ pass.

The full-back rolls the ball from a tight angle, Ter Stegen fails to get a hand on it, and Pique fails to clear the ball. The ball falls kindly for Mbappe who smashes the ball in to secure a brace in the 65th minute.

PSG equalize

Mbappe equalizes swiftly and grabs PSG an away goal. Dembele goes to sleep and Kurzawa darts in behind to cross in the first time. Veratti flicks it to Mbappe who shows quick feet to lash it past Ter Stegen at the near post in the 32nd minute.

Barcelona takes the lead

Messi comes down deep and searches de Jong with an over-the-top ball. de Jong goes down in the box after Kurzawa makes an accidental contact and the referee points to the spot in the 27th minute.

Lionel Messi smashes the ball in the net, giving Keylor Navas no chance to save it and give Barcelona the lead.