Barca vs Paris

Kylian Mbappe scored a dazzling hat trick as Paris St-Germain blew Barcelona apart in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash at Nou Camp.

Last year’s runners didn’t start well the night when they dropped behind Lionel Messi’s 27th minute penalty.

Messi, acknowledged to be one of the best players of all time, was then mounted on his own turf by the champion of the French World Cup, Mbappe, as the PSG mercilessly exposed the hosts.

Mbappe skipped past Clement Lenglet and broke into the equaliser before stroking home from 10 yards to turn the game around.

On-loan Everton striker Moise Kean continued his re-emergence by going unchallenged at the far post to place the Ligue 1 champions in control of the game.

With Barca trying to take the goal back, they were trapped on the counter-attack and Mbappe curved in the goal of the night with his third.

The second leg will take place on 20 March in Paris, when PSG hopes to bring Neymar back from a thigh injury to face his former side.


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