Kylian Mbabane scored another exciting hat-trick to climb another Champions League mountain, as Paris Saint-Germain won 4-1 at the Camp Nou in the last 16 first leg.
The 22-year-old has surpassed six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi to become one of the best young players in football this summer with an electrical performance worthy of joining PSG.
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Embappe was unstoppable
Messi had given the hosts first place, but the 33-year-old was out of action as he stole the Embape show in the absence of the injured Neymar.
Everton’s Moyes Keane added another man for visitors before Barcelona drew level with the Frenchman and led the League 1 champions before continuing the loan victory.
Mbabane’s third was Pelton’s choice, with an incredible curling effort at the break, and Barcelona still advancing against PSG in the Champions League.
Messi was overtaken on Tuesday night
Speaking on Toxport 2 comments, former Republic of Ireland international David Connolly was surprised by Messi’s poor performance.
Commenting on the third goal, he said: “It actually starts with Messi. He had no idea what was around him, and the bullet grazed his toes.
“He always walks during PSG breaks!”
The famous comeback in 2017 against PSG 4-0 after the first quarter at the Stade de France will comfort them.
But while they are a great goal, PSG already have four away goals, and it looks like Ronald Koeman’s men are already out.