Mbappe makes 100th Ligue 1 appearance

first_imgKylian Mbappe has made his 100th appearance in Ligue 1 in Paris Saint-Germain’s match against Toulouse.The 20-year-old made his debut at 16 years old for Monaco in 2015, supplanting Thierry Henry as the club’s youngest debutant.He scored his first goal in February 2016, also becoming the club’s youngest goalscorer ahead of Henry. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Emery out of jail – for now – as brilliant Pepe papers over Arsenal’s cracks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? He was vital in Monaco surprisingly winning the French title in 2017, scoring 26 times in 44 games across all competitions as the club also made the Champions League semi-finals.His performances attracted the attention of PSG, who signed him that summer, initially on loan but with an obligation to buy at a price that could rise to €180 million, making him the second-most expensive player in history behind his team-mate Neymar.He has won back-to-back titles in the French capital and has scored 47 times in 58 games for his team in the last three seasons.He has also contributed 17 assists in his time in Paris, the city of his birth.The speedy attacker was a revelation at the 2018 World Cup inspiring his country to victory in Russia.He scored four goals in seven appearances in the that title tilt, including the fourth goal in the final as his side triumphed 4-2 over Croatia.PSG have not got off to the best start in Ligue 1 this season as Mbappe’s strike partner Neymar is reportedly unhappy with the club.The Brazil international is yet to make an appearance this year, though he has returned to training.Mbappe did score in the first game of the year as his side ran out comfortable 3-0 winners over Nimes.He was unable to make a similar impact in his 99th game in the competition as the Paris club went down 2-1 to Rennes.The No. 7 was dismissed in the Coupe de France defeat to the same opponents that concluded the 2018-19 season.That season overall was a personal triumph for the youngster though, as he tallied 33 league goals, becoming the youngest player ever to bag so many and the first Frenchman to do so since Jean-Pierre Papin in 1990.last_img

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