Five times Mbape killed it on the big stage

The debate on who is in a pole position to replace Lionel Messi and Ronaldo always comes up when a young player put up an exquisite performance at the highest level.

In the case of Mbape and at age 22, he has mounted big stages and left great memories in the minds of people at both club level and national team level

In this article, we put together five times he was unplayable on big stages;

Against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup

In France’s quest to conquer the world at Russia in 2018, Mbape was a key especially in the round of 16 against tie against Argentina.

The young chap didn’t give the Argentine defence a breathing space with his pace and skill – he scored a brace and assisted one of the goals to push France to the next stage.

A goal in the finals of the World Cup

Mbappé scored with a 25-yard strike against Croatia in the 2018 World Cup Final, with France winning 4–2. He became the second teenager, after Pelé, to score in a World Cup Final.

Hatrick at Camp Nou

Only few youngsters can carry a team on their shoulders to win a game at Camp Nou and it is difficult to mention a player who can score a hatrick in a Champions League knock out stage.

Mbappe managed to score three in Kylian Mbappé was sensational in PSG’s 4-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League last 16.

Brace against Manuel Neuer

Mbappe managed to score two past the defending champions of the UEFA Champions League and one of the best goalkeeper’s in the world, Bayern Munich and Manuel Neuer respectively when they met in the UEFA Champions League quarter finals.

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First Ligue 1 hatrick

On 11 February 2017, Mbappé scored the first Ligue 1 hat-trick of his career in the 5–0 home win over Metz; at 18 years and two months he became the youngest player to score a Ligue 1 hat-trick since Jérémy Ménez did it for FC Sochaux-Montbéliard back in 2005.

By Francis Hema||Ghana