Mbappe mocks critics of French League as Lyon beat Man City

Kylian Mbappe praised Ligue 1 rivals Lyon and mocked critics of France’s top flight as the French side sent Manchester City out of the Champions League.

Lyon beat City 3-1 in the quarter-finals in Lisbon on Saturday, joining Mbappe’s Paris Saint-Germain in the last four.

The Bundesliga – through Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig – has matched Ligue 1’s representation in the semi-finals, while the usual big-hitters from the Premier League, LaLiga and Serie A are all missing.

And Mbappe revelled in France’s success at full-time in the Lyon triumph.

Referring to a phrase used to criticise the supposed lack of competition in Ligue 1, which PSG have dominated in recent seasons, he posted on Twitter, “FARMERS LEAGUE”, alongside a clown emoji.

Mbappe added applause emojis and tagged Lyon’s account in his post.

Lyon stars Memphis Depay and yesterday’s goal scorer Moussa Dembele responded to Mbappe’s post with similar words to the critics of Ligue 1

Lyon will face Bayern, while PSG take on Leipzig in a pair of Franco-German last-four affairs.