On Tuesday, February 15th, 2022 following his teammate Lionel Messi missing a penalty – kick, Kylian Mbappesaved his club once again by scoring a thrilling solo goal really deep into stoppage time of the contest as Paris Saint – Germain defeated Real Madrid with a final tally of 1 to 0 in their Champions League last – 16 game last Tuesday.
Mbappe has saved the asses of his Paris Saint – Germain teammates so many times as of now this season with late goal scores in the French Ligue 1 League, even as most recently as last Friday, February 11th, 2022, and Mbappe did once again on the biggest stage during this Champions League match versus the Spanish football powerhouse in Real Madrid.
Following his acceptance of a back – heeled go – ahead pass from the substitute, Neymar, during the 4th and last – minute of stoppage time in this first leg contest, Mbappe cut deeply in between 2 – players down the left side as he lacquered the ball just in between the legs of the Real Madrid goal – tender, Thibaut Courtois.
Mbappe does not expect his club in Paris Saint – Germain to just sit back all relaxed and defend against such a solid team in the return leg of this match, as Real Madrid mostly did in Paris last Tuesday, and they got punished for it dearly.
“I got free and then it’s a one on one. The forward is always the master of the penalty area when the defenders start backing off,” says Kylian Mbappe. “I decided where I wanted to go. You have to keep playing. We’ll have to do the same in the return leg. We’ll go there to win.”
“We lost a stupid ball, Mbappe skips by two and manages to get the ball under me. It’s tough to take but we didn’t play well. I’d studied Messi’s penalties a lot and I tried to play with him when I was on the line. You’ve also got to have that little bit of luck,” Thibaut Courtois stated.
“First of all, I wanted to think about my game, many things are said but the truth is that I’m focused,” Mbappe goes on to say. “I give everything and it shows through my actions.”
“We are confident and we’ll be at home,” the head coach of Real Madrid, Carlo Ancelotti, expressed. “The crowd will get behind us. We couldn’t get out with the ball and we misplaced a lot of passes because of their high press. We need to be better on the ball.”
Pugmire, Jerome. “Mbappe saves PSG with late goal in 1 – 0 win over Real Madrid”. The Associated Press. February 15, 2022.