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Kylian Mbappe scored as PSG beat Marseille 2-0.

Kylian Mbappe played a ridiculous pass to Neymar during Marseille 0-2 PSG

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Kylian Mbappe really is a special player.

But, despite his reputation as one of the most talented players in world football, Mbappe found himself on the bench for Paris Saint-Germain's trip to Marseille on Sunday.

However, when he did make his way off the bench, he quickly made his mark.

It took just three minutes for the youngster to break the deadlock and give his side he lead after being introduced by Thomas Tuchel in the 62nd minute.

Julian Draxler then made sure of the three points when he scored PSG's second with the last kick of the match.

PSG preserved their 11 game winning streak to start the Ligue 1 season and Mbappe commented after the game how he felt he was a 'leader'.

"The team needed this win," he told Canal+, per Goal. "A great team relies on its leaders and they have to make a difference at key moments. I think I can take on that role and I did.

"We have to continue on the right path. Marseille showed they have a team that plays with the ball. They had several sequences of play where we were in trouble, so all credit to them.

"But we were able to be effective and we leave with the win. We are competitors. We want to go down in history. We mustn't disregard any match."

Mbappe celebrates with Neymar during Marseille 0-2 PSG

The 19-year-old has managed to burst onto the scene largely thanks to the blistering pace he possesses.

But there was one moment in the game where he proved he has a lot more to his game than just pace.

Finding himself on the right wing and a Marseille man right in front of him, Mbappe beat him with ease after showing some very quick feet.

He then pulled off an outrageous outside of the foot pass to Neymar who was waiting on the edge of the box.

Neymar would go on to squander the opportunity that was presented to him, which is a shame given the sheer quality of Mbappe's pass.

Some may think that Mbappe is just a pace merchant, but this is proof that he also possesses the technical skills needed to be the very best in the world.

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