Kylian Mbappe: Photos Show PSG Star Ripped the Net With His Champions League Opener Against Sociedad

Kylian Mbappe: Photos Show PSG Star Ripped the Net With His Champions League Opener Against Sociedad

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
March 6, 2024 at 5:10 AM
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  • Kylian Mbappe fired PSG into the Champions League quarter-finals
  • The Frenchman notched a double as PSG cruised to the next round
  • One of his viciously struck shots literally tore the net vs Sociedad

Kylian Mbappe showcased scintillating form as Paris Saint-Germain cruised past Real Sociedad to secure their spot in the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday.

The 25-year-old netted two remarkable goals, propelling PSG into the last-8 of Europe's premier club competition for the first time in three seasons with a resounding 4-1 aggregate victory against Real Sociedad.

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Kylian Mbappe shapes to shoot PSG's opening goal against Real Sociedad. Photo by David Ramos.
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Before his stellar performance, Mbappe had seen his game time slashed by head coach Luis Enrique, who had previously substituted him in PSG's last two games in the Ligue 1, as cited by ESPN.

However, in Tuesday's crucial fixture, the French captain played the entire duration of the game and delivered a double, keeping his side's pursuit of the coveted Champions League title alive, per Livescore.

While much attention has rightfully been placed on Mbappe's goal-scoring prowess, which brought his tally to six goals in this season's competition and 46 overall, it was the aftermath of one of his strikes that garnered significant attention on social media.

Mbappe tears net with PSG opener

In the 15th minute, Mbappe's opening goal resulted in a torn net, as evidenced by photos circulating on various social media platforms.

With skilful footwork, he outmanoeuvred Igor Zubeldia and created enough space for a powerful shot, which found the far corner from a difficult angle.

The force of Mbappe's strike caused a portion of the netting to detach from the post, requiring a brief pause in play for repairs before the match could resume.

Mbappe labelled 'best' player in the world

Following Mbappe's stunning display against Sociedad, former Arsenal and Manchester City star Samir Nasri has dubbed his French compatriot as the 'best player' currently, Sports Brief reported.

Nasri emphasised that the 2018 World Cup winner's unmatched knack for influencing games distinguishes him from all other contemporary players, placing him at the pinnacle of the sport.

Though some may view Nasri's evaluation of his fellow countryman as ambitious, the 25-year-old consistently demonstrates diverse aspects of his growth on the pitch.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.
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