UEFA Champions League Kylian Mbappe on target from injury as PSG see off Real Sociedad

On a day dedicated to love, Paris Saint-Germain recorded a resounding 2-0 win over Real Sociedad in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie on Wednesday night.

It was Kylian Mbappe, who marked his return from injury with a goal as PSG took control of their last-16 tie against. The French champions have an underwhelming record in the competition and were enduring a frustrating night until Mbappe pounced.

Having missed his side’s previous match with an ankle problem, Mbappe scored at the back post after a corner.

Bradley Barcola added the second with a lovely finish past Alex Remiro. Real Sociedad keeper Remiro had earlier denied Mbappe a second when he tipped his attempt on to the crossbar.

Real Sociedad will believe they can turn it around in the second leg in Spain on 5 March, but will have to offer a much more attacking threat than in Paris.

PSG, who have never won the Champions League, were far from their best in the first half and Real Sociedad’s Mikel Merino hit the bar just before half-time.

Dennis Mabuka

Dennis Mabuka is a seasoned Kenyan journalist with 18 years of experience covering sports events. He is currently a sport content creator with en.Africatopsports.com.

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