Among the great Europeans, Kylian Mbappé rarely makes the trip for nothing …
The Catalan press had not failed to amuse itself. On his arrival on the lawn of Camp Nou, Monday, on the eve of the shock facing the FC Barcelona, Kylian Mbappé had seemed impressed by the gigantism of the place. But Tuesday, at the time of challenging Lionel Messi and others, the tricolor world champion was at home on the lawn of the Barcelona enclosure.
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The spaces offered by the XXL dimensions of the field were not necessarily to displease him. Sergino Dest, who lived through hell without his right corridor, can attest to this. And so it is with Clement Lenglet and Gerard Pique, put to death in a central hinge. In the end, Kylian Mbappé struck three times and entered the annals of Camp Nou by becoming the second player in the history of the Champions League to score a hat-trick in Barça’s lair, the former Monegasque joining Andreyi.
More comfortable outdoors than at home
These three goals scored for Marc-André Ter Stegen also allowed him to complete his astonishing hunting picture. Because the big stadiums seem to particularly inspire the French world champion. Before hitting the three shots at Camp Nou, Kylian Mbappé had indeed scored at Signal Iduna Park, at the Etihad Stadium and at Juventus Stadium with Monaco then to Anfield, Santiago Bernabeu, Celtic Park, Old Trafford and the Allianz Arena with the PSG. A collection inevitably impressive at 22 years old.
In terms of travel, Kylian Mbappé is also a unique case in the European panorama. Among the players who have more than 20 goals on the clock in the Champions League, he is the one who has scored the largest share of his away goals, his ratio in this area amounting to 58.7%.
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