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Analysis: Ronaldo vs Mbappe, the battle that’s coming

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We need to talk about a confrontation between two players who share some very interesting similarities, Ronaldo and Mbappe. 

It was more than three years ago when a young Kylian Mbappe was watching how Cristiano Ronaldo lifted the Euro 2016 trophy from his living room.

The young forward was about to conquer the world with his introduction to professional football at AS Monaco.

He had no idea the massive impact he would make in this sport, it would only take him a couple of years to take over.

As he watched Cristiano lift that title against his beloved France, we could see a disappointed young player.

The dream of possibly helping his nation during that final was impossible, but he would have his chance for revenge.

Mbappe went on to play his first season at AS Monaco with unexpected results.

The kid reached the UEFA Champions League semifinals and he won the Ligue 1 title with his club.

By the next season, Mbappe was already part of Paris Saint-Germain and a star-studded group of players.

Kylian never denied he was an avid Cristiano Ronaldo fan, there is a picture of him as a child with a young Portuguese player.

There is also the image of Mbappe sitting in his room with many Ronaldo posters hanging on his walls.

We can bet anything that Kylian never imagined he would have to play against Ronaldo in the near future. 

Mbappe and Ronaldo’s first encounter. 

As rivals, Cristiano Ronaldo and Kylian Mbappe already met once.

This happened when the Portuguese star was still a Real Madrid player, he was about to win his third consecutive Champions League with Los Blancos.

Mbappe was already going through his first season at PSG, and he had to face Real Madrid in the knockout stage of the tournament.

Needless to say, Ronaldo had the upper hand this time with three goals in two matches that eliminated the French giants.

Kylian was still very inexperienced and he barely even made a difference. PSG lost 1-2 in Paris, and 3-1 in Madrid.

A lot has happened after that season, Kylian Mbappe is a very different player today.

Only a few months after losing that knock-out stage against Ronaldo, the French youngster was about to make history.

His presentation with France in the FIFA World Cup was unexpected, Mbappe presented himself to the world as an elite player.

They didn’t meet in the competition as Ronaldo was eliminated by Uruguay in the Round of 16.

The upcoming European Championship will give us a chance to see how Ronaldo passes the batton to the young Frenchman.

We believe this is arguably the most exciting match of the competition’s group stage. 


Mbappe is Ronaldo’s heir. 

The similarities between these two players are staggering, Kylian Mbappe seems destined to become the next Cristiano Ronaldo.

He is already scoring more goals than his counterpart was at the same age.

He already won an international title that resisted Ronaldo for more than a decade.

They both wear the same pair of cleats from Nike and they are both two of the most important athletes for this sportswear brand.

Also, Kylian Mbappe seems determined to become a Real Madrid player in the upcoming summer transfer window.

His ultimate goal is to fill the void that Ronaldo left after going to Juventus.

The Spanish club’s fans are convinced that Cristiano is impossible to replace.

However, Kylian Mbappe is the only player in the world who seems capable of delivering results that are similar to the ones Ronaldo left behind him.

The Portugal vs France match in the Group F confrontation next summer, will be a historic day for football.

This will be the moment that we’ll see the new generation taking control over the old one.

We hope that we can get an entertaining game between both squads.

We also hope Ronaldo and Mbappe live up to the hype created around this confrontation. 

What are you expecting from Ronaldo and Mbappe next summer? Please share your opinion in the comment section down below.