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Kylian Mbappe Took 11 Steps In 1.82 Seconds Before Scoring Superb Second Goal Against Bayern Munich

Kylian Mbappe Took 11 Steps In 1.82 Seconds Before Scoring Superb Second Goal Against Bayern Munich

By now we're well aware that Kylian Mbappe is speedy with and without the ball but he displayed some remarkably quick feet for his second goal against Bayern Munich last night.

The French sensation continued to light up the Champions League in the quarter final first leg at the Allianz Arena last night, striking twice to take his European goals tally for the season to eight.

He opened the scoring just 148 seconds into the game when he beat Manuel Neuer at his near post after being played through by Neymar.

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But it was his second, scored in the 68th minute to make it 3-2, that summed up just how special a talent the former Monaco man is.

Again fed on the counter, the 22-year-old made Jerome Boateng look a little silly and slotted the ball through his legs and into Neuer's near post bottom corner.

The footwork was so fact, in fact, that Sky Italia say Mbappe took a ridiculous 11 steps in 1.82 seconds before the ball ended up in the back of the net.

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Journalist Gabriele Marcotti put out the quite astonishing statistic on social media.


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It's worth noting that this isn't looking at Mbappe's speed in terms of sprinting. Although he's quite evidently rapid, the stat relates to his muscle memory and him making decisions so sharply.

This, along with his many other qualities, is why plenty think he's set to win the Ballon d'Or in the future.

Mbappe now has a staggering 42 goal involvements in 43 Champions League fixtures, including 13 in the knockout phase.

Mature as ever, the World Cup winner impressed fans post-match when he gave an interview in perfect English.

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"It was a difficult game against the best team in Europe at the moment," Mbappe said.

"We played well, like a team, the collective was good. My teammates were so good. And I want to say congratulations to the whole team.

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"It is only the first game and we have another game at home, so we have to stay focused on the game."

Topics: Paris Saint-Germain, Football, Bayern Munich, Kylian Mbappe

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