Kylian Mbappé is one of the most exciting young footballers in the world. The Frenchman has been setting the football world alight with his incredible skills, blistering pace, and deadly finishing ability. From his early days at AS Monaco to his current club, Paris Saint-Germain, Mbappé has been a joy to watch on the pitch. Here are ten times Kylian Mbappé stunned the world with his football genius.
Hat-trick against Argentina in 2018 World Cup
Kylian Mbappé announced himself on the world stage in style with a stunning performance in the round of 16 match against Argentina at the 2018 World Cup. Mbappé scored two goals in the match, including a brilliant solo effort, and won a penalty that was converted by Antoine Griezmann. Mbappé became the first teenager since Pele to score a brace in a World Cup match, and his performance helped France to a 4-3 win.
Four goals against Lyon in Ligue 1
In 2018, Mbappé scored four goals in a single match against Lyon in Ligue 1. The young striker showed off his incredible pace, dribbling skills, and finishing ability, as he tore apart the Lyon defense. Mbappé’s performance helped PSG to a 5-0 win, and cemented his status as one of the most exciting young talents in the game.
Hat-trick against Barcelona in Champions League
In the first leg of the round of 16 match against Barcelona in the 2020/21 Champions League, Mbappé put in a stunning performance, scoring a hat-trick in a 4-1 win for PSG. Mbappé’s pace and finishing ability were on full display, as he scored two goals in the first half and added a third in the second half. Mbappé’s performance helped PSG to a commanding lead in the tie, and set the stage for a memorable victory.
Winning goal against Saint-Etienne in Coupe de France final
In the 2019 Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne, Mbappé scored the winning goal in the second half to secure a 1-0 win for PSG. Mbappé’s goal was a thing of beauty, as he received the ball just inside the box, beat two defenders with a quick turn, and fired a low shot into the bottom corner. Mbappé’s goal helped PSG to their fifth consecutive Coupe de France title.
Brace against Bayern Munich in Champions League
In the 2020/21 Champions League quarter-final match against Bayern Munich, Mbappé scored two goals in a 3-2 win for PSG. Mbappé’s first goal was a brilliant solo effort, as he dribbled past several Bayern defenders before firing a low shot past the goalkeeper. Mbappé’s second goal was a clinical finish from close range, after a well-placed cross from Neymar. Mbappé’s performance helped PSG to a crucial away win in the tie.
Scoring in his first World Cup match
In his first ever World Cup match, Mbappé scored a goal for France in a 2-1 win over Australia. Mbappé’s goal was a penalty, but it was an important moment for the young striker, as it was his first ever goal in a major international tournament. Mbappé went on to score three more goals in the tournament, including two in the aforementioned round of 16 match against Argentina.
Winning goal against Marseille in Trophee des Champions
In the 2020 Trophee des Champions match against Marseille, Mbappé scored the winning goal in the second half to secure a 2-1.
The 2022 World Cup final is probably one of the greatest matches in football history. The scenario was like something out of a Hollywood movie, except it didn’t quite turn out for the brilliant French striker, despite his valiant efforts.
While completely missing out on their match and being devoured by Lionel Messi’s Argentina, the French team came back in the 80th minute thanks to Kylian Mbappé’s penalty. Two minutes later, madness takes hold of the stadium. On a magnificent cross volley, Kylian Mbappé equalized and took France into extra time.
30 more minutes, 30 minutes to make football history. Lionel Messi would go on to score twice in the 108th minute in order to rally the Argentines. However, in the 118th minute, the Blues gain a penalty, converted by Mbappé. The PSG striker also scores his shot on goal during the session. Four goals in one game will not be enough. France is defeated but Mbappé proves himself to be a fighter.