Mbappe Finally Discloses Why Messi Played PSG’s 1st Penalty Against Leipzig in Stunning Explanation

Mbappe Finally Discloses Why Messi Played PSG’s 1st Penalty Against Leipzig in Stunning Explanation

  • Lionel Messi scored two goals on Tuesday night, October 19, as Paris Saint-Germain recorded win over Leipzig in Champions League
  • Striker Kylian Mbappe has now explained that he allowed Lionel Messi to play the second half penalty because of respect
  • Paris Saint-Germain are now topping Group A in the Champions League as they eye qualification for the knock out stage

Kylian Mbappe who plays as a striker for Paris Saint-Germain has claimed that he allowed Lionel Messi to play the first penalty against RB Leipzig because of the respect he has for the Argentine.

Paris Saint-Germain came back from behind on Tuesday night, October 19, to beat visiting RB Leipzig in the Champions League as Lionel Messi scored a brace in their 3-2 win.

Kylian Mbappe netted the first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League battle against RB Leipzig before the visitors fired two goals back in stunning fashion.

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Kylian Mbappe and Messi
Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi in action for Paris Saint-Germain. Photo by Matthias Hangst
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According to the report on Sportkeeda, Kylian Mbappe explained that he allowed Lionel Messi to play the 74th minute penalty because he is the best player in the world.

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Kylian Mbappe's reaction

"Why did I leave the penalty to Messi? Normal. It's respect. He's the best player in the world. He comes to our team, it's a privilege that he comes to play with us. There is a penalty, he took it and scored. The 2nd, he wanted to give it to me, and I missed.”

As things stand now, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe are now forming a good pairing at Paris Saint-Germain and this could help them win the Champions League title this term.

Winning the Champions League title has been the target of Paris Saint-Germain chiefs and that is the major reason they have been spending big on players.

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Lionel Messi Scores Brace As PSG Record Important and Stunning Win Over Tough Opponents in UCL Battle

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Lionel Messi was in the best form of his life on Tuesday night, October 19, as the Argentine scored brace for Paris Saint-Germain in their 3-2 Champions League win over RB Leipzig.

The win for Paris Saint-Germain did not come easy in front of their fans as Lionel Messi and his teammates labored hard before getting the three maximum points.

Paris Saint-Germain started the encounter on an impressive note knowing fully well that a win would send them to the top of the table ahead of Manchester City and they did themselves lots of good.

Super striker Kylian Mbappe scored the first goal for Paris Saint-Germain in the 9th minute, but Andre Silver restored parity for the visitors in the 28th minute.

Source: Legit.ng

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