Paris Saint-Germain going to the Camp Nou in a UEFA champions league fixture against FC Barcelona was a very difficult task from the onset as analyzed by many.
Until the start of the game, FC Barcelona had lost their last UCL fixture against Juventus at the Camp Nou and with the record Barca had against Paris Saint-Germain it was going to be another hurdle.
Messi as usual had the entire of Barcelona to carry to victory as Paris Saint-Germain came into the game with a plan to surprise the Catalans.
It took 26′ for VAR to be called into action as Layvin Kurzawa of Paris Saint-Germain tripped Frankie de Jong. The referee after the check pointed to the spot and Messi picked up the ball to take responsibility.
The Argentine magician did not fail to disappoint as he converted the penalty kick expertly to give Fc Barcelona the lead.
Five minutes after going a goal down, Kylian Mbappe started to find his groove as he scored an equaliser for Paris Saint-Germain at the Camp Nou. It was game on now as both managers went to recess with lots to tell their players.
The second half began with Paris Saint-Germain on the higher foot, Kylian Mbappe stole the show from Lionel Andreas Messi as he added a second in the 65′ to give P.S.G the lead.
It was now certain that Kylian Mbappe has replicated what his idol Crinstiano Ronaldo did against Fc Barcelona after netting a brace for the old ladies to go top of their group.
Mbappe determined to make the lives of Fc Barcelona players miserable started to use his pace against the like of Gerard Pique who could not cope.
Moise Kean after Mbappe’s second goal game into play to score the third for Paris Saint-Germain and it looked all wrapped up for the visitors.
With 5′ left to play of normal time, Kylian Mbappe added the nut crusher to record his third and 4th for Paris Saint-Germain against Barcelona.
Winning the MOTM award, Kylian Mbappe also took home the match day ball which would be more than a trophy anytime he reminisces on which team he won that against.
With a return leg loading, Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has urged fans that his team would not repeat events of the past that saw Paris Saint-Germain bow out after their two ties with Barcelona.