Kylian Mbappe ‘Angry’ at Barcelona, Seeking ‘Revenge’ Ahead of Champions League Return Leg

Kylian Mbappe ‘Angry’ at Barcelona, Seeking ‘Revenge’ Ahead of Champions League Return Leg

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
April 16, 2024 at 9:01 AM
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  • Kylian Mbappe is 'seeking revenge' against Barcelona
  • The Frenchman will face the Catalan side on Tuesday
  • He was dormant in the first leg of their UCL encounter

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Kylian Mbappe is said to be 'furious' with Barcelona ahead of Paris Saint-Germain's UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday evening.

The Frenchman had an uncharacteristically quiet performance against La Blaugrana in the first leg when the two teams met at the Parc des Princes.

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Kylian Mbappe will be looking forward to an improved performance against Barcelona after a quiet display in the first leg. Photo by Catherine Steenkeste.
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How did Mbappe perform in the UCL first leg?

Mbappe's performance last Wednesday was underwhelming, managing only three shots with none on target, while winning a mere two out of 10 ground duels and completing just one of four dribble attempts, per Sofascore.

Barcelona's solid defence effectively contained the PSG star, with Jules Kounde, Pau Cubarsi, and Ronald Araujo efficiently neutralising the 25-year-old forward.

Mbappe 'angry' at Barcelona, seeks revenge

According to Le Parisien, the French captain was dissatisfied with his performance in the first leg and is eager for a better showing in the reverse fixture, especially with PSG on the brink of elimination.

Consequently, the 2018 World Cup winner is now seeking redemption, highly motivated for the second leg, and confident he can be the difference-maker to overturn the deficit in favour of his side.

What happened when Mbappe played Barcelona in Spain?

Although the challenge ahead seems daunting, given the first-leg scoreline favouring the Catalan giants (3-2), the former AS Monaco prodigy can draw confidence from his previous outing at Barca's home.

Back in 2021, the four-time Ligue 1 Player of the Year delivered a masterclass performance, netting a stunning hat-trick as PSG routed Barcelona 4-1 to progress to the quarter-finals of Europe's premier club competition with a 5-2 aggregate score.

Luis Enrique: Mbappe's PSG boss warns Barcelona

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that PSG manager, Enrique, has warned Barcelona ahead of their upcoming Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday, April 16.

Facing a tough task, the Spanish tactician, who previously led the Catalan giants from 2014 to 2017, exuded belief in his team's capacity to overturn the deficit to advance.

Enrique, who witnessed Barcelona's remarkable 6-1 comeback victory against his current side in the Champions League back in 2017, remains optimistic about that.

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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.