Mbappe Masterclass Fires PSG into Champions League Quarter-Finals

Mbappe Masterclass Fires PSG into Champions League Quarter-Finals

Kylian Mbappe’s brilliance propelled Paris Saint-Germain into the Champions League quarter-finals with a stunning brace in a 2-1 victory at Real Sociedad. The French superstar’s goals sealed a 4-1 aggregate triumph for the Ligue 1 giants.

Despite recent speculation surrounding his future, Mbappe proved his indispensable value to PSG. His electric pace and clinical finishing were too much for Real Sociedad to handle. The 25-year-old opened the scoring in the 15th minute, showcasing his exceptional skill with a clever touch and a powerful shot into the far corner.

Mbappe doubled PSG’s lead in the 56th minute, racing past the defense and coolly slotting home. His sixth goal in eight Champions League matches this season effectively ended the contest.

Real Sociedad fought valiantly but were unable to overcome Mbappe’s brilliance. Substitute Ander Barrenetxea had a goal ruled out for offside, while Gianluigi Donnarumma made a superb save to deny Benat Turrientes.

Mikel Merino scored a consolation goal for the hosts in the dying minutes, but it was too little, too late. PSG’s victory marked their first appearance in the Champions League quarter-finals since 2021.

Mbappe’s performance was hailed by both his teammates and opponents. PSG coach Luis Enrique praised his “unstoppable” ability in the final third, while Real Sociedad’s Merino acknowledged his devastating impact.

However, PSG will have to contend with the absence of Achraf Hakimi in the quarter-final first leg due to a booking. Despite this setback, the French champions will be confident of continuing their Champions League journey with Mbappe leading the charge.