Kylian Mbappe’s now one of the most recognizable faces in world football, having established himself as one of the best players on the planet. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, there was a time when he was just a 16-year-old kid making his way into the professional game, and it was during this time that he scored his first professional goal.
The date was February 20th, 2016, and Mbappe was playing for AS Monaco in a Ligue 1 match against Troyes. At the time, Monaco was struggling in the league, sitting in 11th place, and in need of a spark to turn their season around. Mbappe had already made his debut for the club a few months earlier, but this was his first start and he was eager to make an impression.
The game itself was a tense affair, with both teams struggling to break each other down. However, in the 61st minute, Mbappe received the ball on the edge of the box and took a touch to get it out of his feet. He then unleashed a powerful shot with his left foot that flew into the top corner of the net, leaving the Troyes goalkeeper with no chance.
Despite this setback, Mbappe was determined to play in the Troyes game and make his mark on the team. His goal was the highlight of the match and helped Monaco to a 3-1 victory, which proved to be a turning point in their season. They went on a run of 12 games unbeaten after that, with Mbappe playing a key role in their success.
Looking back on that day, Kylian Mbappe’s has said that scoring his first professional goal was a dream come true. He has since gone on to score countless more goals for club and country, and has become a household name in the world of football. But his first goal will always hold a special place in his heart, as it was the moment when he announced himself to the world.
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