Teenager Eduardo Camavinga put on an incredible Man of the Match winning performance as Rennes picked up the result of the weekend by beating Ligue 1 champions PSG.
Midfielder Camavinga was a virtual unknown before the match but the 16-year-old had planted himself firmly in the minds of many football fans after Sunday’s performance.
The Angolan born player picked up an assist, had a 98% successful pass rate, won tackles and dribbles and was hugely impressive all round as he won the Man of the Match award in just his ninth game for the Rennes first team.
16 years old, bossing PSG, remarkable composure, assist maker, most fouled player of the night, maturity beyond his age. Ladies and gentlemen, Camavinga is the real deal. A proper superstar of a footballer in the making. Real, Barca, Juve, etc would come for him in 2 yrs surely.
Eduardo Camavinga, at 16 years & 281 days old, becomes the youngest player to notch an assist in Ligue 1 over the last 20 seasons.
Seeing PSG get bossed by a 16-year-old Eduardo Camavinga and lose to Rennes: priceless.
PSG once again started the match without Neymar in the squad, as the Brazilian tries to force a move out of the French capital, but the reigning champions were still expected to win, as they usually are.
Edinson Cavani put them ahead after 36 minutes but goals either side of half time, from M’Baye Niang and Romain del Castillo, put Julien Stéphan’s side ahead before the 50-minute mark.
Last seasons Coup de France winners, who beat PSG on penalties in the final, gave up a lot of possession to Thomas Tuchel’s side but still had more chances as they completed the unlikely victory.
The win though didn’t grab the headlines as much as the boy wonder Camavinga, who even gained an eight out of 10 from L’Equipe and made it into the papers Team of the Week.