Paris Saint-Germain picked up a 3-1 win over FC Metz on Wednesday night at the Parc des Princes to head into the holiday break and close out 2023 on a positive note. Furthermore, there was a heartwarming moment for the Mbappé family.
First, it was Kylian Mbappé who scored a brace as a birthday gift for himself. The 25-year-old registered PSG’s second goal to give the squad a 2-0 lead. After FC Metz scored to make it 2-1, the Frenchman added the insurance goal.
Nonetheless, manager Luis Enrique gave Ethan Mbappé his first minutes of professional football in the final moments. It was an ideal way to end 2023, and the only way this would’ve been more amazing is if the youngest Mbappé had provided an assist on a goal to his older brother and vice versa.
Kylian Mbappé weighs in on playing with his brother
After the match, Kylian offered his thoughts regarding playing with his brother at the professional level for their hometown club.
“I didn’t think I was going to experience a special day like that, and I will really remember this match,” Kylian told PSG TV. “Ethan’s entry is the most important thing for me, although winning and scoring is always special. It’s a beautiful day!”
⚠️Kylian Mbappé a PSGTV: «Je ne pensais pas que j'allais vivre un jour spécial comme ça, et ce match là je vais vraiment le garder en mémoire. L'entrée d'Ethan est la chose la plus importante à mes yeux, même si gagner et marquer c'est toujours spécial. C'est une belle journée !» pic.twitter.com/EE9uKDmXIL
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