Mbappe’s brace powers PSG into champions league quarter-finals with win over real sociedad.

Kylian Mbappe showcased his prowess with a lethal brace, propelling Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) to a 2-1 victory over Real Sociedad on Tuesday and securing a 4-1 aggregate win. The French captain’s electrifying performance highlighted his crucial role for PSG, even as speculation swirls around his potential departure at the end of the season.

Mbappe’s goals in the 15th and 56th minutes proved insurmountable for Real Sociedad, with PSG comfortably advancing to the Champions League quarter-finals. Despite reduced playing time in recent weeks, Mbappe demonstrated his indispensable value, leaving a lasting impact on the pitch.

In post-match comments to Canal Plus, Mbappe expressed satisfaction with PSG’s achievement, stating, “We wanted to qualify, but today we also wanted to win and give ourselves a bit of an easier game. That is what we did.”

Linked to Real Madrid, Mbappe’s performance hinted at the challenges La Liga defenses might face if he makes the move next season. The 25-year-old forward’s dynamic play and clinical finishing were on full display, causing constant trouble for Real Sociedad.

The first goal, scored from a tight angle after cleverly evading defenders, set the tone for PSG’s dominance. Mbappe extended the lead in the second half with a well-timed run and deceptive finish, securing his sixth goal in eight Champions League matches this season.

While Real Sociedad attempted a late comeback, PSG’s goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and a resilient defense held firm. The hosts managed to score a consolation goal through Mikel Merino in the closing moments.

Despite PSG defender Achraf Hakimi receiving a booking that rules him out of the quarter-final first leg, the team celebrated their entry into the last eight for the first time since 2021. Coach Luis Enrique praised Mbappe, describing him as “unstoppable, invincible,” and emphasized the collective strength of the team.

As PSG looks ahead to the quarter-finals, Mbappe’s stellar performance remains a testament to his impact on the pitch, even as the uncertainty surrounding his future lingers.