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Wednesday, February 17, 2021

PSG Mbappe thrashed Messi, Barcelona in tears, horrific stats

Mbappe brilliant Performs, PSG Ripped apart Barcelona XI 4-1 scores in UCL leg 1.

Kylian Mbappe scored a stunning hat-trick as Paris St-Germain ripped Barcelona apart in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie at the Nou Camp, though Former Barca Forward Neymar is Facing thighs Injury.

Lionel Messi managed to give them the perfect start by converting a penalty of 27 minutes to Frenkie de Jong, but then it was all downhill.

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

Kylian Mbappe, hat-Trick, PSG, scoring run, Champions League, UCL, records, defeats, Barcelona - stats.
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Mbappe danced past Clement Lenglet and broke into the equaliser before stroking home from 10 yards to turn the game around.

On-loan Seveso striker Moise Kean continued his re-emergence by heading unchallenged at the far post to put the Ligue 1 champions in control of the tie.

With Barca looking to pull the goal back, they were caught in the counter-attack and Mbappe snuggled.

Kylian Mbappe hat-Trick, PSG continue scoring run on the road as Champions League best over Barcelona - the stats...

151st home match in the European Cup/Champions League, Barcelona have lost consecutive matches for the very first time.

Barcelona have played 278 home matches in all European competitions and have lost by a 3+ goal margin only six times - the past two occasions have come in successive games at the Nou Camp (3-0 v Juventus, 4-1 v PSG).

Paris St-Germain became just the second French side to beat Barcelona at home after Metz also won 4-1 in the 1984-85 Cup Winners' Cup.

PSG have scored in each of their past 20 away matches in the Champions League, a run dating back to September 2016. In the competition's history, only Real Madrid have had a longer run - 22 games from 2010-2014.

Of players with 20 or more goals in the Champions League, PSG's Kylian Mbappe has netted the highest proportion in away matches (71% - 17/24).

Lionel Messi's opener was his 20th goal of the season for Barcelona in all competitions; it's the 13th consecutive campaign he's scored 20+ goals for the club.

Messi has scored in the Champions League in each calendar year since 2005. This run of at least one goal in 17 consecutive years is the joint-longest run in the competition's history alongside Raul (1995-2011).


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