MADRID – Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappé reached eight goals in the Champions League after scoring a double against Bayern Munich, with which he approached the ten goals of the leader of the classification, the Norwegian of Borussia Dortmund, Erling Haaland.
Mbappé, who already scored four goals against Barcelona in the knockout round of the round of 16, added another two to his locker after the first first leg of the quarterfinals. He was decisive in the victory over Bayern, 3-2, with a couple of actions that gave his team an advantage.
The PSG player opened the scoring after three minutes after securing an assist from Neymar with the collaboration of Manuel Neuer. Then, at 68 minutes, he closed the account after completing a masterful counterattack.
Behind Mbappé, the Egyptian of Liverpool, Mohamed Salah, was placed in the classification, who did an important goal for Real Madrid that kept his team alive for the second leg. He lost 3-1 and reached six goals with a shot from inside the box that Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois could not save.
Belgian Kevin De Bruyne reached four goals with which he scored for Manchester City at Borussia Dortmund, who lost 2-1 without Haaland increasing his records.
The Brazilian from Real Madrid, Vinícius Júnior, was also the protagonist, who completed a great match against Liverpool that crowned with two goals. The first, beautifully made after a stratospheric pass by Toni Kroos, garnered praise from around the world. With his goals, he reached all three in the Champions League this season.
Other players who celebrated goals were Marco Asensio (Real Madrid), English Phil Foden (Manchester City), Brazilian Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain) and German Thomas Müller (Bayern Munich). They all reached two goals. And in the premiere chapter, the German Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund), the Cameroonian Maxim-Choupo-Moting (Bayern Munich) and the Englishmen from Chelsea Mason Mount and Benjamin Chilwell appeared, decisive against Porto.