Messi’s Goal Not Enough As Mbappe’s Hattrick Sinks Barca

The Champions league knockout phase began round Europe with Liverpool, Barcelona, PSG, Juventus, Borussia Dortmund and FC Porto all in action.

The pick of the week was at the Camp Nou, PSG overturned a 1 goal deficit to secure a 4-1 victory in Spain the visitors went behind from a Lionel Messi spot kick in the 27mins after Mario Icardi tripped Frankie De Jong in the 18Yard box.

Mbappe levelled 5mins after to as the teams went into half time tied. In the 65th minute, Mbappe added his second of the night before the Everton loanee’s header extended PSG’s lead.


Mbappe’s 85min brilliant finish, saw him become the third player in champions league history to score a hattrick against Barcelona and also the youngest player to score a brace against Barcelona in the knock out stage of the champions league.

Liverpool returned to winnings ways following two consecutive wins in the premier league with two goals from Mohammed salah and Sadio Mane goals. By scoring Liverpool’s second goal of the first leg, Sadio Mané became the fifth player to hit 20 goals or more for Liverpool in UEFA club competition.

C.ronaldo lost to a former teammate, Pepe in Portugal, his Juventus side were beaten courtesy a Taremi goal which gave Porto the lead after just 63 seconds, the Portuguese side got a second after Moussa Marega netted 19 seconds into the second half. However Federico Chiesa scored what could prove to be a vital away goal in the 82nd minute.

In Spain Erling Haaland scored twice to end Sevilla’s 9 game winning streak. 20-year-old Haaland double before half-time at the Ramon Sanchez-Pizjuan Stadium, after The hosts took the lead early through Suso Fernandez but Dortmund rallied with a goal by Mahmoud Dahoud and Haaland and Luuk de Jong scored Sevilla’s late second goal to improve the Spanish team’s chances in the return leg.

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