Kylian Mbappe 'Destroys' Defender Then Nutmegs Him Before Assist to Dembele in PSG Victory

Kylian Mbappe 'Destroys' Defender Then Nutmegs Him Before Assist to Dembele in PSG Victory

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 25, 2024 at 7:16 AM
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  • Kylian Mbappe moved PSG one step closer to the Ligue 1 title
  • He grabbed a brace as his side beat Lorient 4-1 on Wednesday
  • Aside from his goals, the Frenchman produced a sublime assist

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Kylian Mbappe's remarkable skillset might have produced the most eye-pleasing assist of the season during Paris Saint-Germain's Ligue 1 clash with Lorient on Wednesday, April 24.

The 25-year-old has been in a purple patch all campaign despite his early contract standoff with the powers that be at the French giants.

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Kylian Mbappe makes light work of Lorient defender, Nathaniel Adjei, with a mesmeric dribble past him during PSG's Ligue 1 tie with Lorient on April 24, 2024. Photo credit: @SofascoreINT.
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He bagged a double and an assist as Luis Enrique's charges made light work of the relegation-threatened side, helping PSG move to the brink of a record-extending 12th Ligue 1 title, the BBC reports.

While Mbappe's overall performance in the 4-1 win was noteworthy, a particular moment of brilliance saw the forward steal the spotlight on social media.

Mbappe destroys defender before 'killer' assist

On the right flank, the French captain received a pass and found himself under pressure from defender, Nathaniel Adjei, who was determined to thwart his advance.

In a display of supreme skill, Mbappe outwitted the opposing player with a mesmerising dribble, manoeuvring the ball with a quick juggle before slipping it through his legs.

With his marker left behind, the Frenchman continued his run into the box and delivered a perfectly weighted pass to Ousmane Dembele, who calmly converted the chance into a goal, as noted by PSG Talk.

How fans reacted to Mbappe's stunning assist

Football fans were left in awe by the sheer brilliance of Mbappe as he orchestrated what could be considered the most visually stunning assist of the season.

@CRGIF7 has already conferred football's biggest individual prize on the Frenchman.

"Ballon d'Or."

@Alex___UTD, who appears to be a Manchester United fan, wrote:

"That nutmeg was so cold."

@AFC_Forthman went a notch higher with his praise for the France captain:

"He's the best striker in the world."

@KhaledAleshaiwy simply wrote:

"This’s magic."

Can Kylian Mbappe win 2024 Ballon d'Or?

Meanwhile, Sports Brief also previously reported that Mbappe is in the Ballon d'Or conversation as the race to dethrone Lionel Messi heats up.

Despite finishing third last year, behind the Argentine and Erling Haaland, the Frenchman remains a strong contender this season but has work to do.

According to 1998 World Cup winner, Marcel Desailly, Mbappe could realise his ambition of winning the Ballon d'Or this year with two key trophies.

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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.