Without Kylian Mbappe, Real Madrid Star Confident of Dominance Over FC Barcelona Without Lionel Messi

Published 08/20/2021, 3:53 AM EDT


Real Madrid are having a pretty quiet summer but surely their arch rivals FC Barcelona are seeing a horrendous summer as they lost their best player in Lionel Messi. The biggest victors obviously with Messi’s departure were Ligue 1 giants PSG.

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After making some important starters, the Parisians signed perhaps the biggest free agent in world football in Lionel Messi. With an already loaded with players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, PSG perhaps have the best attacking trio on paper.

PARIS, FRANCE – AUGUST 13: Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr warmup during a Paris Saint-Germain training session at Ooredoo Center on August 13, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Neymar’s dribbling combined with the pace and finishing of Mbappe was already a lethal combination for PSG. With Messi’s creativity and all-round play, the Ligue 1 giants have become one of the biggest favorites to win it all this season.

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Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos speaks about rival Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona

With one of their biggest rivals in Messi now gone, Real fans and players have some mixed reaction. Veteran Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos recently reacted to the same.

In a recent episode of his podcast, the German revealed how he felt about the move. “We’ll see how it all works out (Messi to PSG). Maybe the move is good for us because our biggest competitor has lost their best player,”

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While fans are buzzing to see the MNM trio, multiple rumors suggest that PSG might be on their way to lose one third of their trio. Kylian Mbappe who has been a long-term target for Real Madrid is reportedly looking for a potential move to the Spanish capital.

The 22-year-old Frenchman is apparently adamant not to be a second or third fiddle behind Messi and Neymar rather wants a starring role. A move to his dream club Real Madrid might be in the works. Kroos also hinted about the same in his recent podcast.

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“And maybe even more good things will come out of it as a result. Maybe [a player] from Paris joins us… If that (Mbappe joining Madrid) should actually happen – I don’t know – this whole Messi deal would certainly not be a disadvantage for us.”

Messi’s departure certainly has left a gaping hole in the Barcelona lineup. With a weakened side like Barca, Real have a real chance of dominating the La Liga once more. But it certainly won’t be an easy task given the number of changes they have made to their roster and the increasing quality of a side like Atletico Madrid. Can a new look Real dominate La Liga this season?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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