- Kylian Mbappé scored a goal and made a goal in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-0 rout over Anderlecht on Wednesday.
- The 18-year-old makes the game look so easy, it’s like he’s “playing in the school playground,” according to former Manchester United star Rio Ferdinand.
- Neymar, the most expensive player in the world, also popped up with a goal.
Kylian Mbappé, the most expensive teenager in world football, bossed a Champions League match on Wednesday evening.
Anderlecht was the latest team to be swept aside by the 18-year-old. Mbappé needed just three minutes to show the 19,000 Anderlecht fans at the Constant Vanden Stock Stadium precisely why PSG will pay £166 million ($US219 million) for his services.
The 18-year-old spotted teammate Marco Veratti in a good position for a one-two pass. Using clever movement and a burst of pace, Mbappé accelerated past two defenders to slam home the opening goal.
Wou can watch the goal right here:
The clip also shows Mbappé setting up PSG’s second goal just before half-time, heading the ball in Edinson Cavani’s direction for the striker to nod home.
PSG’s other super signing also contributed, with Neymar scoring the third in a 4-0 rout. Angel di Maria scored the final goal late on.
Though there were four different scorers in the PSG win, it was Mbappé who attracted all the praise in the BT Sport studio after the match.
“He’s an absolute superstar already,” former Champions League winner Rio Ferdinand said. “Some of the stuff this kid does… he’s clinical. It’s like he’s playing in the school playground.
“He’s trying things, playing tricks, and it’s the speed at which he does things. His decision-making, his header to pick out his strike partner Cavani, he could have scored three goals. A great, great footballer.”
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— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 18, 2017
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