Mbappé, a comparison that hurts

If he has appeared for several seasons among the top European scorers, Kylian Mbappé struggles to panic the counters in the Champions League.

The Champions League is back. This Tuesday indeed marked the start of the group stage with already several shocks in the program including FC Barcelona-Bayern Munich, Liverpool-AC Milan or Inter Milan-Real Madrid. For its part, the PSG is entitled to a smooth entry into the matter since before welcoming Manchester City in two weeks, the vice-champions of France have an appointment on the lawn of Bruges. The opportunity for the MMN to enter the scene.

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Reassured about the state of his calf, Kylian Mbappé This will undoubtedly be keen to launch this new European campaign on a good basis, he who, last season, had to wait for the last match of the group stage against Istanbul to open his counter. For the occasion, the former Monegasque had even struck twice, setting the tone for a final phase during which he would notably score a hat-trick on Barça’s lawn and then a double on that of Bayern. A pace to which the Bondynois was clearly not used to. At least since he joined the club in the capital.

Haaland in another dimension

Because if he had scored a double against Borussia Dortmund when he revealed himself at 18 with Monaco, he had so far only a meager treble to his credit with PSG, registered in Bruges despite an entry in play in the second half. What explains that until last season, the Bondynois had never scored more than five goals in one season, accumulating only 13 achievements in three years.

Since his arrival in Paris, his total has therefore risen to 21 goals. Obviously very honest statistics, but a good distance from the finest European triggers. Over the period, Robert Lewandowski scored 33 goals, Cristiano Ronaldo 29 and Lionel Messi 27 and this despite the difficulties of Barça or Juventus Turin. And if Erling Haaland has only 20 goals, the Norwegian has only scored them in two seasons. An unflattering comparison for the Parisian n ° 7 …

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