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Kylian Mbappe’s assist last night proves he’s destined to win a Ballon d’Or

The PSG teenager showed incredible skill and pace to rip open Caen's defence

ā‚¬180million is an absolute bargain.

Kylian Mbappe turned 19-years-old yesterday and in doing so he also morphed into a Super Saiyan.

Excuse the Dragonball Z reference

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Excuse the Dragonball Z reference

The French starlet unveiled a bold new look during PSG’s Ligue 1 fixture with Caen, sporting a bright blonde barnet in a similar manner to team-mate Neymar earlier this year.

And boy did he put in a lightning performance to match.

Mbappe scored PSG’s second goal en route to a 3-1 victory to continue their domestic dominance.

But it was the teenager’s assist for Edinson Cavani’s opener that all but confirmed a future Ballon d’Or triumph…

The heel-flick finish from Cavani is superb but only a handful of players could have done what Mbappe did in the build-up ā€” and they’re all considered world-class.

The quick feet and change of direction to beat the first two men is evidence of exceptional close control but what comes next is raw, frightening pace.

His acceleration to go past the full-back and give himself an angle to pull the ball back for Cavani is truly breathtaking.

The kid is an extraordinary talent.

PSG’s front three continues to wreak havoc in France

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PSG’s front three continues to wreak havoc in France

And don’t give us any of that “he’s playing against farmers” nonsense ā€” Mbappe’s electrifying pace would humiliate defenders in any league.

Cavani’s goal was his 50th of the calendar year for PSG and 53rd in total.

Which is a remarkable achievement until you remember Lionel Messi scored 91 goals in 2012…


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