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Manchester United star Marcus Rashford took to Twitter to share his love for Kylian Mbappé after a phenomenal performance by the Frenchman to propel Paris Saint-Germain to victory over Barcelona.
The first leg of the round of 16 tie came at halftime 1-1 in a close battle, but Mauricio Pochettino’s men were inspired in the second half, scoring three to win 4-1.
Mbappé sealed a hat-trick with the final goal of the match in the 85th minute, with a magnificent opening finesse in the corner after being slipped on the counter.
Rashford took to Twitter to quote a BT Sport post with ‘What a performance by Kylian Mbappé’, tagging the superstar he fought four times as he also added the ‘fire’ emoji.
– Marcus Rashford MBE (@MarcusRashford) February 16, 2021
Mbappé became the third player to score a Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona last night, being the first to do so since 1997, when the speedy forward was not even born.
3 – Kylian Mbappé is only the third player to score a UEFA Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona, after Faustino Asprilla for Newcastle and Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kyiv (both in 1997). Magic. pic.twitter.com/eojfMDK7Cl
– OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 16, 2021
If there were any doubts about Mbappé’s fickle ability, the 22-year-old closed them out in style Tuesday night, firing his team to victory while fellow superstar Neymar is injured.