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Hours After PSG’s ‘Group of Death’ Draw, Kylian Mbappe Donning Champions League Rivals’ Jersey Resurfaces Years Later

Published 09/01/2023, 6:30 AM EDT

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Yesterday, soccer fans were stuck on their televisions to watch the much-anticipated 2023 UEFA Champions League group stage draw. Ardent supporters saw their favorite domestic sides get either a ‘piece of cake group’ or the ‘group of death.’ Speaking of the other alternative, PSG is in a challenging bracket. But more interestingly, an eyebrow-raising picture has resurfaced of Kylian Mbappe, who is wearing his upcoming rival’s jersey.

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Likewise, this year’s Champions League draw guarantees the upcoming months will be nothing less than a rollercoaster ride of emotions. But coming back, you would be surprised to see which other club’s shirt Mbappe used to wear.

A blast from the past as Kylian Mbappe dons rival’s jersey


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Speaking of the Champions League group stage draw, Mbappe’s PSG will be facing Dortmund, AC Milan, and Newcastle United in Group F. Apparently, soccer fraternities are touting it as the ‘group of death.’ Likewise, the draw garnered several kinds of reactions on social media platform X. Meanwhile, coincidentally, an X soccer page posted a childhood picture of Mbappe.

However, it wasn’t an ordinary childhood snap. Rather, the World Cup winner was seen wearing the jersey of his upcoming UCL group stage rivals, AC Milan. Indeed, it’s quite an interesting snap that must have many untold stories about Mbappe. Notably, it is quite usual for soccer fans to witness their stars in some other jersey during their childhood days.


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In fact, there have already been many pictures of Mbappe doing the same, primarily in CR7’s Real Madrid kit. However, seeing the PSG No. 7 in an iconic AC Milan shirt is quite unsettling yet an ecstasy to many eyes. Be that as it may, we didn’t know Mbappe liked Milan at one point in his life.

Certainly, he will have the chance to face the Italians twice, as soon as the dates are announced for the fixtures. In reference to that, let’s dive deeper into this year’s Champions League group stage.

A sneak peek into the 2023 Champions League group stage draw

In Group A, German heavyweights Bayern Munich will face challenges from Manchester United, FC Copenhagen, and Galatasaray. Europa League winners Sevilla and Arsenal find themselves in Group B alongside PSV Eindhoven and RC Lens. As for Group C, 14-times record winner Real Madrid will take on Napoli, Braga, and Union Berlin. Meanwhile, last season’s runners-up Inter Milan will be up against Benfica, RB Salzburg, and Real Sociedad in Group D.


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Group E comprises Feyenoord, Atletico Madrid, Lazio, and Celtic. Aiming for their first Champions League title, PSG will compete in a competitive Group F alongside Borussia Dortmund, AC Milan, and Newcastle United.

Speaking of last year, Manchester City have again had a walk in the park during the group stage as they’ll face RB Leipzig, Red Star Belgrade, and Young Boys in Group G. Meanwhile, LaLiga champions Barcelona are set to face Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk, and Royal Antwerp in Group H. Certainly, we can’t wait for the group stages to begin.


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Abhishek Mishra


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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Abhishek's love for soccer began during his childhood days when he spent most of his time playing and watching the sport. His early exposure to soccer earned him many accolades at district and zonal levels, making him a true sports enthusiast.
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