Mbappe Grabs Hat-Trick In An Outstanding Performance As PSG pounce Barça To A 4-1 Defeat

Kylian Mbappé grabbed a hat-trick in an outstanding performance, even if Barça wilted towards the end. Without Neymar and Angel Di Maria, this win is a statement from PSG.

Mbappe Grabs Hat-Trick In An Outstanding Performance As PSG pounce Barça To A 4-1 Defeat

Paris Saint Germain heads back to France with a commanding first-leg lead after demolishing Barcelona on their turf despite going behind. 

Kylian Mbappé grabbed a hat-trick in an outstanding performance, even if Barça wilted towards the end. Without Neymar and Angel Di Maria, this win is a statement from PSG.

Mbappé has become only the third player to score a Champions League hat-trick against Barcelona, and the first since Andriy Shevchenko did it for Dynamo Kiev in 1997.

What a talent he is. Barça aren't out of this tie yet - recent history tells us that - but they will have to be much better in Paris to have a hope of progressing. PSG were rampant in the second half especially.

These two will meet again at the Parc des Princes in three weeks' time then. Barça has a job on their hands while PSG are in the driving seat to go through. The Parisians look serious contenders for the trophy once again.