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Kylian Mbappé celebrates birthday with two goals and an Enrique surprise

Kylian Mbappe Celebrates after scoring against Metz.
Kylian Mbappe marked his 25th birthday with a brace as Paris St Germain returned to winning ways in Ligue 1 with a 3-1 home victory over struggling Metz.

Two goals in the French top division and seeing your 16-year-old brother make his professional soccer debut – Kylian Mbappé received presents that money can’t buy for his 25th birthday.

For someone who has achieved so much in the game of soccer, it is hard to believe that PSG’s all-time top scorer has only just reached this milestone and Mbappé reminded all those watching that he will be around for years to come with his performance against Metz on Wednesday.

After Vitinha gave PSG a 1-0 lead just after the halftime break, Mbappé scored his first goal on the night in style.

The 2022 World Cup Golden Boot winner picked the ball up just outside the edge of the Metz box in the 60th minute before curling and dipping a brilliant strike in off the crossbar.

Metz got back into the game through a Matthieu Udol header, but if there were any nerves, Mbappé quickly put an end to them.

The French forward was gifted his second goal when he latched onto an underhit pass back to the Metz goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidja. Mbappé beat him to the ball, rounded the keeper, and then tapped it into an open net to make it 3-1.

With the game nearing a conclusion, Mbappé was given his final present of the match when PSG manager Luis Enrique gave a debut to Ethan Mbappé as a 90th-minute substitute.

Ethan Mbappe makes PSG debut

The 16-year-old was not on the field for long, but the Mbappé brothers were able to share the pitch for the first time in senior football.

“I think it was a nice birthday present for my brother. I’m very happy for him, as well as for myself,” Ethan Mbappé told PSG postgame.

“I’m very happy,” Kylian added. “It’s great for Ethan, but even more so for me as his big brother.

“I thought it was going to be a special day for me, and this match will stay in my memories for a long time.”

While speculation continues to mount over Kylian’s career as he will be free to negotiate with clubs in January as his PSG contract runs out in the summer, PSG fans will be hoping this will be the first of many times they see the Mbappés on the pitch together.

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