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Kylian Mbappe’s Stunning UEFA Champions League Statistics Stir Reactions Among Fans
- The 2023/24 UEFA Champions League kicked off on Tuesday, September 19th
- Paris Saint-Germain played host to German champions Borussia Dortmund
- Kylian Mbappe was on the scorsheet for Luis Enrique's side
Paris Saint-Germain wasted no time leaving their Ligue 1 struggles behind as they cruised to a commanding 2-0 victory over Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions group stage.
Luis Enrique's team, which endured a frustrating first half, finally broke through thanks to the brilliance of their star player, Kylian Mbappe. The French giants swiftly secured a second goal, courtesy of former Real Madrid defender, Achraf Hakimi.
On the night, PSG were utterly dominant, with French forward Mbappe proving too hot to handle. The former Monaco star, who has been directly involved in eight goals in his five appearances this season, again attracted praise from his manager. In a statement quoted by PSG Report, the Spanish coach Luis Enrique expressed his satisfaction, saying:
"Kylian Mbappé for me is the best player in the world. But more than his technical qualities, what struck me was his human quality. It's a pleasure to have him in the locker room. He's a leader always with a smile."
Amidst the praise that followed Mbappe's performance on the night, the French forward's Champions League statistics have come to light, sparking a flurry of reactions from fans.
Fans took to Twitter to express their thoughts as Mbappe's UCL stats were unveiled.
Fans react to Mbappe's UCL statistics
Mbappe has been involved in a total of 23 games in the UCL and has found the back of the net 22 times in addition to his eight assists in the competition.
Fans took to X (formerly Twitter) to react to the fantastic stats of the Frenchman.
'This man a overrated'
'Mbappe himself is a joke'
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'Better than Messi already'
'Going to be the next GOAT?'
The undebatable importance of Mbappe to the reformed project of PSG comes amid the player's reluctance to sign a new contract.
The latest report regarding the forward's contract situation from transfer expert Fabrizio Romano states that the 24-year-old could join Spanish giants Real Madrid in the summer of 2024.
Mbappe equals Ronaldo, Messi’s record
In a previous report, Sports Brief stated that Kylian Mbappe has joined an exclusive list with his brace against Ligue 1 contenders OGC Nice.
Mbappe maintained an active involvement in scoring or assisting in goals for PSG over 15 consecutive matches, a feat reported by SportBible. This achievement places Mbappe in the company of players like Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.