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Kylian Mbappe shows incredible pace to set-up Edinson Cavani for PSG

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Paris Saint-Germain went into their clash against Angers without Neymar - but they didn’t miss the world’s most expensive footballer.

When you can call upon both Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani, the absence of the Brazilian is hardly felt.

Within half an hour, the away side were 3-0 up thanks to goals from Mbappe, Julian Draxler and Cavani.

Game over.

While the match isn’t officially over at the time of writing, we’re confident assuming PSG will go on to win the match convincingly.

When they do, they will extend their lead at the top of Ligue 1 to a massive seven points.

The moment of the first-half, though, came when Cavani put PSG 3-0 up.

And the man that created it was 18-year-old Mbappe.

The wonderkid was played in down the right and it didn’t look as though he would get to the ball first.

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However, he showed rather incredible pace with a rather bizarre sprinting technique to reach it.

He then had the composure to back-heel the ball to Cavani to finish.

Watch: Mbappe's assist

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But everyone was talking about Mbappe’s ridiculous pace.

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At the age of 18, Mbappe looks set to become a world-class star in the future. Having won the Golden Boy award recently, and is set to cost a crazy £166 million fee next summer when he moves permanently from Monaco, there is a lot of pressure on the young man’s shoulders.

Rabiot on Mbappe's pressure

However, his teammate Adrian Rabiot is convinced he can handle the expectations.

"Kylian is doing just fine,' he said. "During the training sessions he is good and fit, (but) I don't know what happens in his head.

"There have been a lot of changes since he arrived, both on the pitch and in the media, and he is so young. It could be difficult (for someone to cope with]).

"But I think he is fine. He looks happy and if he is less good, it's only physically."

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