Kylian Mbappe Involved in Tunnel Brawl With Barcelona Players After PSG Champions League Win

Kylian Mbappe Involved in Tunnel Brawl With Barcelona Players After PSG Champions League Win

Isaac Darko
updated at April 18, 2024 at 7:19 PM
  • Kylian Mbappe sparked a brawl in the tunnel after PSG's win over Barcelona
  • The PSG star reportedly made "vindictive" remarks that upset Barcelona players
  • The Frenchman is set to join Barcelona's fiercest rivals Real Madrid this summer

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Kylian Mbappe reportedly incited a 60-person brawl following Paris Saint-Germain's elimination of Barcelona from the Champions League.

The French giants emerged victorious with a 6-4 aggregate scoreline, securing a 4-1 win over the Catalan giants in the second leg, with Mbappe netting twice.

Kylian Mbappe, tunnel, fight, Barcelona, Champions League, Remontada.
Kylian Mbappe passionately celebrates his goal against Barcelona in the Champions League. Photo by David Ramos.
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And according to Mundo Deportivo, tensions escalated after the final whistle.

The reports state that PSG players exited the Olympic Stadium in Barcelona's temporary home with visible excitement, making no effort to conceal their jubilation, much to the chagrin of certain Barcelona players.

What brought about the fracas?

Tensions reached a boiling point when Mbappe entered the tunnel. The Frenchman reportedly proceeded to the dressing room, shouting and celebrating in what was described as a "vindictive manner" with some teammates.

Mbappe, fluent in Spanish, allegedly remarked, "This is football, and it's on the field where we have to talk."

His words provoked multiple Barca stars, leading to a heated confrontation involving insults and shoving among players and staff.

Security personnel intervened to calm the situation, which involved over 60 people. Fortunately, no physical harm was reported.

Per Football Espana, Mbappe reportedly made a provocative gesture towards Barca fans, shouting "let's go" in French as he left the pitch.

Mbappe to leave PSG

Mbappe confirmed he'll depart PSG when his contract ends in the summer, likely joining Real Madrid on a free transfer.

PSG are set to clash with Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich secured spots in the other semi-final, overcoming Manchester City and Arsenal, respectively.

PSG erase the memory of infamous collapse

Sports Brief also reported that Kylian Mbappe and PSG capitalised on Ronald Araujo's red card, leading Barcelona to play with 10 men for over an hour.

The Ligue 1 leaders secured a 4-1 victory on the night and a 6-4 aggregate win under Luis Enrique's leadership.

This victory seems to finally erase the memory of their infamous collapse against Barcelona in 2017. PSG now eyes a second Champions League final appearance in five seasons.

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Isaac Darko is a La Liga, Ligue 1 and Bundesliga editor at Sports Brief with a Degree in Journalism and Communications from Ghana Institute of Journalism (2010)