Paris Saint-Germain player Kylian Mbappe’s 15-year-old brother Ethan makes his European debut for PSG
Ethan Mbappe made his European debut for Paris Saint-Germain under-19s in their 5-3 victory over Juventus.
The 15-year-old brother of superstar forward Kylian Mbappe was brought on in the 71st minute to help the French side protect their lead.
The youngster featured in midfield off the bench and was predominantly limited to defending as they held a 5-1 lead thanks to goals from Warren Emery, Ismael Gharbi, Pascal Lemina and a double from Ilyes Housni when he was introduced.
Ethan Mbappe made his European debut for PSG under-19s in their 5-3 win over Juventus
The 15-year-old brother of superstar Kylian came off the bench in the 71st minute of the match
The rising star did, however, pull off two special backheels although things did go downhill for PSG as Juve’s Luis Hasa scored a free-kick minutes after his introduction, before Dean Huijsen netted a penalty to make it 5-3.
PSG held on for the victory and Mbappe gained more valuable minutes as he continues to rise up through the club’s youth ranks.
Ethan Mbappe put pen to paper on a new deal that will run to the summer of 2024 last summer.
Mbappe gained more valuable minutes as he continues to rise up through the youth ranks
The younger Mbappe is capable of playing up front or out wide and impressed at the International Champions Cup Futures tournament in 2019.
He has since been called up to France under-16s and continued to impress in the youth set-up.
Speaking to RMC Sport, director of INF Clairefontaine Jean-Claude Lafargue said of Ethan: ‘He’s a very elegant midfielder.
‘He is very fluent, he is very intelligent. He’s a player in the making, that’s for sure.’
His brother Kylian Mbappe also stole the headlines as he notched a brace as PSG sealed a 2-1 victory over Juventus in the Champions League group-stages.
Kylian Mbappe also stole the headlines as he notched a brace in PSG’s 2-1 win over Juventus
Mbappe brilliantly volleyed in the opener from Neymar’s lofted pass before smashing in a low strike following a delightful one-two with Achraf Hakimi.
The Frenchman should have had a hat-trick but twice screwed shots wide, but the French giants held on for the victory.
PSG are level on three points in Group H with Benfica, who beat Maccabi Haifa 2-0.