Kylian Mbappe got to go against a childhood hero and one of the game’s all-time greats, and he visibly enjoyed the experience.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s rise to the summit of the footballing world and him remaining there for a prolonged period of time has seen him become a great source of inspiration for the new generation of players.
One player, among a plethora of new talents those view Ronaldo as their role model, is Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe’s admiration for the five-time Ballon d’Or winner is not exactly a secret. From decorating his wall with posters of CR7 to labeling him as his ‘idol’, the young Frenchman has not shied away from confessing his love for the highly-accomplished Portuguese.
The Paris Saint-Germain forward faced his Juventus counterpart for a third time over the weekend, with the pair having already shared the pitch in the 2017/18 Champions League knockout stages.
It marked a beautiful moment when Ronaldo came over to Mbappe just before the start of the second half of the Nations League encounter between Portugal and France.
A few words were shared between them before the duo burst out laughing, with Mbappe clearly savoring a personal match-up with Ronaldo.