Monaco’s Kylian Mbappe again showed the world last night why he is one of Europe’s most sought-after talents with yet another scintillating performance in the Champions League quarter-finals vs. Dortmund.
The 18-year-old – who this season has become the highest scoring teenager ever in Europe’s elite competition – tore Thomas Tuchel’s side apart from the off at the Stade Louis II, opening the scoring on three minutes with a calm finish from close range.
Radamel Falcao then doubled the hosts’ lead, before Marco Reus fired back for the visitors. The tie was sealed, however, through a late goal from substitute Valere Germain, who found the net a mere 22 seconds after coming off the bench.
Mbappe’s opener meant he became the first player in history to score in all four of his first Champions League knock-out games and took his total in the competition this season to five.
The Frenchman has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United this summer, and given last night’s performance, it is easy to see why.
Monaco’s prized asset made a total of three successful dribbles and had an impressive pass success rate of 88%. As well as scoring the opening goal, he also made one key pass in the build-up to his side’s second strike of the evening.
With a host of European’s biggest clubs sure to be sniffing around the youngster this summer, could it be that Mbappe follows in the footsteps of his compatriot and former Monaco star Anthony Martial and make the switch to Old Trafford? Or does his future lie elsewhere?