Kylian Mbappe has reacted after outshining Lionel Messi with a hat-trick in PSG 4-1 big win over Barcelona in the Champions League round-of-16 first-leg clash at Nou Camp.
The 22-year-old France international outshone six-time Ballon d’Or winner, who could well be joining Ligue 1 giant this coming summer, with an electrifying performance to confirm himself as football’s best young player.
Messi had put the hosts in front from the spot, but the 33-year-old Argentina skipper was far from his usual self as Mbappe stole the show in the absence of the injured Neymar.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup winner inspired PSG with a hat trick and a Moise Keane header, fought back to take a three-goal advantage into the second leg in Paris next month.
Mbappe took his Instagram handle to celebrate his hat-trick and Man of the Match performance against Barcelona.
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Mbappe becomes the first player to score a Champions League hat trick at the Camp Nou since Andriy Shevchenko in 1997.