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Kylian Mbappe was the man of the moment on Tuesday night, as he netted a hat-trick in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-1 triumph over Barcelona at Camp Nou.
The Frenchman put in a memorable performance to show once more what a great player he is. Comparisons between Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo were inevitable on social media, especially as the Portuguese forward enjoyed so much success over Barcelona in years gone by.
Interestingly, Mbappe‘s celebrations closely resembled some of Cristiano‘s after scoring some of his goals at the Camp Nou, a coincidence that did not go unnoticed by many. Mbappe celebrated with his knees on the ground, arms raised to the sky and arms extended, much like the current Juventus star.
Mbappe‘s display gave Real Madrid even more reason to dream of signing him. Yet, with his contract set to expire in 2022, PSG will be determined to tie him down to a long-term deal.
It was a historic night for the 22-year-old, which makes him the great heir to Cristiano and Lionel Messi‘s throne. Neymar was not there on Tuesday night, and Mbappe emerged to show that he is in a position to be the best player in the world in both the short-, medium- and long-term.
He scored a hat-trick at the Camp Nou and was a nightmare for Gerard Pique, Sergino Dest and Clement Lenglet, who could only stop him by grabbing his shirt. Mbappe is the star that Real Madrid are looking for.