The World Cup winner has eight for the season in the competition – and more knockout goals than Thierry Henry managed in his whole career.
In the absence of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo from the Champions League quarter-finals for the first time since 2005, Kylian Mbappe once again emphasised his capability to claim their crown as the game’s outstanding player.
Twice the World Cup winner found the target as a patchwork Paris Saint-Germain side counterpunched their way to a 3-2 quarter-final first-leg advantage away at Bayern Munich.
That laid the platform for Marquinhos to put the Parisians into a 2-0 lead after he latched onto Neymar’s inch-perfect, first-time cross, but when the captain went off injured, any semblance of defensive composure was gone as the lack of depth in the heart of the PSG defence was exposed.
Bayern clawed the game back to 2-2 through headers from Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Thomas Muller, but just as it seemed that Hansi Flick’s side were going for the killer blow, Mbappe galloped down the left, gave Neuer the eyes and sent a brilliant finish in at the goalkeeper’s near post.
Chelsea defeat Porto 2-0 in Portugal.