PSG striker Kylian Mbappe has apparently had a very heated battle of words with Barca defenders Gerard Pique and Jordi Alba in the 4-1 success of the Parisians in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 at FC Barcelona.
The sports show Deportes Cuatro published a video on social media that captured the dispute after the referee whistled. Parts of the dispute can be heard and subtitled.
Accordingly, Alba Mbappe, who scored PSG with three goals to victory, accused arrogance in that scene. The French world champion is said to have replied in Catalan: “I would kill you on the street.”
Pique stepped in and asked Mbappe, “Who would you kill?” Alba then countered in turn and said in the direction of the PSG star: “The guy is still learning, he’s learning.”
The frustration at Barca over the bitter bankruptcy, which made a place in the quarter-finals of the premier class a long way off, was enormous. So Pique and teammate Antoine Griezmann got into each other verbally during the game.
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Before the second leg on March 10th, where PSG can again count on the currently injured superstar Neymar, Paris has a brilliant starting position for the place in the round of the best eight teams in Europe.