Heir to the throne: Mbappe tipped for greatness after masterclass

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Heir to the throne: Mbappe tipped for greatness after masterclass

PSG’s 22-year-old French World Cup winner is starting to be spoken of in the same breath as Ronaldo and Messi

Richard Martin

Paris St Germain’s Kylian Mbappe has what it takes to reach the level of modern greats Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Barcelona’s Antoine Griezmann said after the 22-year-old scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 Champions League win on Tuesday.

One of the key men in France’s 2018 World Cup triumph as a teenager, Mbappe again stood tall on the big occasion in his first match at Camp Nou, promptly cancelling out Messi’s penalty in the first half before striking twice after the break.

He also became the first player to net a treble away to Barca in Europe’s elite competition since Dynamo Kyiv's Andriy Shevchenko in November 1997, over a year before Mbappe was born...

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