Ebene News – GB – Strokes and failures of the Champions League: Erling Haaland tears Sevilla, Kylian Mbappe puts Lionel Messi in the shade


Liverpool returned to form, Dayot Upamecano struggled and Kylian Mbappe lit up the Nou Camp as the Champions League returned

Erling Haaland has already scored as many Champions League goals as Ronaldinho He has only played 13 appearances but has 18 goals after his brace in Borussia Dortmund’s win over Sevilla At just 20 years old, Haaland is in goes on to become one of the greatest goalscorers in the history of the competition if he maintains his focus and continues his progression Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 128 goals (and probably more) could be broken

What’s scary is that he still has a lot of development to do in terms of full play, but he watched the finished article in front of the goal against Sevilla The Norwegian’s first goal was a sublime game for someone so young With his team on their backs after a slow start, he tackled the throats of Sevilla defenders, forcing them to depth with a determined run that ended in a quick un- two with Jadon Sancho and a bulldozer finish

His second was a more typical Haaland goal, sweeping the house after a devastating counterattack led by Marco Rues It was another example of his ability to act on the bigger stage Lewis Jones

Many Champions League nights at the Nou Camp were devoted to the irrepressible Lionel Messi, but against PSG he was indeed overshadowed by Kylian Mbappe’s stunning performance

From the second minute on, the French striker scared the Barcelona defense with his pace and from that moment on every time he got the ball he caused Ronald Koeman side problems

It was a performance that drew praise from Barca striker and international teammate Antoine Griezmann “Kylian Mbappe had a great night,” he said “PSG have a big star going forward , who will be at the level of Leo Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo “

Among players with 20 or more goals in the UEFA Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has scored the highest proportion in away matches (71% – 17/24)

In the absence of Neymar and Angel Di Maria, absent from PSG through injury, Mbappe produced three fine finishes to become the third player to score a hat-trick in the competition against Barcelona, ​​after Faustino Asprilla for Newcastle and Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kiev (both in 1997) and the first player to score a hat-trick against the Spanish club in the knockout stage

⚽⚽⚽ Kylian Mbappe is only the second player to score a #UCL treble against Barcelona at Camp Nou and the first since Andriy Shevchenko for Dynamo Kiev in November 1997 picTwittercom / x7noVB7QXy

But on what has been a really special night for PSG, he could have had more goals without some great saves from Marc-Andre Ter Stegen

With 110 goals now to his name, the 22-year-old is already PSG’s third top scorer in all competitions, ahead of Pauleta (109) Now only Edinson Cavani (200) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156) have scored more for PSG, but if he stays at the club, these records will not be intact for long

110 – With 110 goals, Kylian Mbappé became Paris’ 3rd all-time scorer in all competitions, ahead of Pauleta (109) Only Edinson Cavani (200) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156) have scored more for PSG Milestone #FCBPSG @PSG_English picTwittercom / zxfk3HgTu4

He also equalized Zinedine Zidane with eight goals in the list of top scorers in the knockout stages of the Champions League, with Thierry Henry (12) and Karim Benzema (18) just ahead of him

The sky is the limit for Mbappe, who has confirmed himself as the best young player in football with an astonishing performance that Messi himself would have been proud ofOliver Yew

The result was as good as Jurgen Klopp would have hoped against the Bundesliga’s second-best team, but it was Liverpool’s performance in beating RB Leipzig 2-0 in Budapest that would have him most satisfied Her once-out of form team were back doing what they did best – playing at a high pace, forcing mistakes with their pressing and finishing mercilessly.

The big players delivered, those who had perhaps been watched the most Alisson had erred in each of the previous two matches, but was decisive in the right way here, rushing from goal to deny Christopher Nkunku in a head to head at the start of the second half The score was scoreless and who knows how that could have changed everything

There had been signs against Leicester as the champions dominated the first half but the fragility of the moment was such that everything fell apart in the second half In Hungary, Liverpool found themselves on the other side from those margins – ignoring the sight of Dani Olmo hitting the post very early and that fear in the second half to punish Leipzig’s debauchery

Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane each ran clearly to find the net shortly thereafter Both were capitalizing on mistakes, but the opener in particular was the result of a support in midfield Leipzig was in a hurry and the mistake came It was once again classic Liverpool

Salah and Mane haven’t scored in the same game at Anfield all season, but there will be a surge of hope after that Everton may well receive the treatment this weekend

It will be a big game for local boy Trent Alexander-Arnold, of course, and he too returns with renewed confidence after one of his most impressive performances of the season

The Champions League is now Liverpool’s only hope for silverware, but fears were their form was nowhere near good enough to consider the possibility Even now, it must be said that there are attackers who are able to expose Jordan Henderson’s inexperience in the center of defense more effectively than Hwang Hee-Chan did in downtime.

But it was a reminder of the quality within the squad, nonetheless Something Klopp can build on Saturday’s win over Everton could completely change the atmosphere at clubAdam Bate

Many Premier League club supporters will have looked puzzled as Dayot Upamecano, considered one of European football’s most promising young defenders, endured a scorching night at the back as the intensity of Liverpool sometimes overwhelmed him

Liverpool himself was among a host of clubs linked to the French international center-back before his move to Bayern Munich was confirmed Manchester United fans were hoping he could turn out to be the answer too to their defensive problems

But that excitement wore off after a disappointing display in a 5-0 defeat at Old Trafford in October, and his reputation with England fans also won’t have been bolstered by the effort. Upamecano’s cast was shoddy throughout He appeared rushed and even lost possession of the ball in his own area at some point in the second half.

Regular Bundesliga observers will know exactly why Bayern Munich have identified him as their long-term man and a few underperformances are not going to tarnish his reputation for long But the best players will inevitably be judged by what they deliver in the biggest games It was a heartwarming experience against Roberto Firmino and the rest Adam Bate

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Ebene News – GB – Blows and failures of the Champions League: Erling Haaland tears Sevilla, Kylian Mbappe puts Lionel Messi in the shade

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