Highlights from the Champions League

Thomas Allitt

After the Champions League loss against Liverpool at Anfield, the reigning French Champions, Paris Saint-Germain, were playing rivals Lyon earlier this week. Lyon were in good form as they beat 2018 Barclays premier league winners Manchester City, 3-1 away.
Paris started off strong defensively and managed to open up the score with a penalty from Neymar in the 6th minute. Mbappé had many opportunities, but he none finding the back of the net, thanks to a good performance by Lyon goalkeeper, Anthony Lopes, denying the young French forward. But through persistent effort at goal, Kylian Mbappé finally found the back of the net at the 59th minute with a strike hitting both posts before going in. Just twelve minutes later in the game and the forward scored three more goals, making four goals in an amazing thirteen minutes. Paris went to win 5-0 against Lyon, Mbappé winning man of the match and taking home the match ball.
Mbappé’s accomplishment was compared to Polish international, Robert Lewandowski and his five goals scored in nine minutes in 2015. Lewandowski has made a clear statement that he believes his record is unmatched, but nevertheless congratulating Kylian on his new record. In a post match interview, the Frenchman made a statement that he was happy with the record, but felt he could have scored more as he missed various chances.

Originally Published in Bandersnatch Vol. 48 Issue 03 on October 10, 2018