Much of the talk leading up to kick-off on Tuesday night focused on Mbappe and the chatter increased as Didier Deschamps named the 18-year-old forward in his starting XI to face Spain.
The teenage prodigy is on the radar of the likes of Real Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal off the back of a scintillating campaign in Ligue 1 in which he has managed 12 goals.
Reports suggest Madrid are lining up a big-money move for Mbappe at the end of the season – so its no surprise supporters were salivating as the youngster shown up by one of Barcelona’s biggest stars at the break.
Bearing in mind Pique has won pretty much everything there is to win in the game, a number of fans were taken aback by the incident.
It just underlines the confidence of France’s latest talent who has burst onto the scene this term.