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The 22-year-old was a first-half substitute at the Parc des Princes and won a penalty that he converted with aplomb mere minutes after entering the fray.
But it was his second strike in stoppage time that had fans gawking. After the Lille defender let the ball bounce on the halfway line, Mbappe turned on the jets and raced towards goal at frightening pace.
With two defenders onto him and the goalkeeper rushing out, the World Cup winner nonchalantly chipped the ball into the net before wheeling away in celebration.
KYLIAN MBAPPE BRACE, 28th goal of the season :fire::fire:- KMbappeTeam (@KMbappeTeam) March 17, 2021
Even for a player still so young, this was vintage Mbappe. The pace, the power and the delightful dink to go with it.
Mbappe now has 28 goals in 34 appearances in all competitions this season and simply has to be in the conversation for the 2021 Ballon d'Or.
Borussia Dortmund goal-machine Erling Haaland also has to be in conversation for the coveted award and on Monday, Thierry Henry provided a fascinating breakdown on the pair that many are tipping to follow in the footsteps of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
Kylian Mbappe or Erling Haaland? ⚖- Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) March 15, 2021
Thierry Henry takes a look at some goals and assists from the European duo as the debate rumbles on about football's greatest youngster...:fire: pic.twitter.com/IbGC4WaoRj
Speaking on Sky Sports' Monday Night Football, the Arsenal legend said: "They want to kill, they want to be in the box, they're looking at the defenders [and saying], 'you won't be able to live with me'.
"I'm happy to see these guys coming because they're real strikers: they want to go in behind, they want to hurt you.
"There's nothing worse than when a guy looks at you and goes in behind again and again and again.
Those guys [Mbappe and Haaland] have that mentality and it's nice to see.
"They are two amazing strikers that can do different things. I like a killer, so Mbappe kills you a different way. Mbappe gives you something different.
"[Haaland] has people who look after him, so I don't need to tell him anything in terms of what he needs to do in his career. But right now he's at the top of the game - already, at his age."
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