16-Year-Old Eduardo Camavinga's Man Of The Match Highlights Vs PSG Are Out Of This World
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.
His highlight reel shows just why he picked up the award.
Eduardo Camavinga's performance against PSG...
Remember, this kid is only SIXTEEN!
- RouteOneFootball (@RouteOneTweets) August 19, 2019
:baby: 16 ans, 9 matchs de @Ligue1Conforama avec le @staderennais, et déjà un trophée d'« Homme du Match » :trophy: ! #SRFCPSG
Bravo @ecama10 :clap: pic.twitter.com/9MbuKHDHXq
- Ligue 1 Conforama (@Ligue1Conforama) August 18, 2019
So last night I was watching games that this Eduardo Camavinga has featured in previously to see if his performance vs PSG was a one of sort of performance (which still would have been pretty impressive at his age) it's safe to say it really wasn't a one off at all.
- JAYR-AB :flag_gy: (@S7HMIDT) August 19, 2019
Secret's out. Edouardo Camavinga is an amazing talent. Aged 16......yup, 16. pic.twitter.com/O5RWU3J54n
- FI_Genesis :flag_fr::rocket::soccer::rocket::flag_fr: (@FiGenesis) August 19, 2019
Watch out for this guy, Eduardo Camavinga! A star has been unleashed!!!! https://t.co/qlTcNJJTOS
- Chukwukere valentine (@Vallkere) August 19, 2019
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! https://t.co/1yJwnN4UEl
- ΚΘΒΞ (@kobe_dd) August 19, 2019
Eduardo Camavinga, at 16 years & 281 days old, becomes the youngest player to notch an assist in Ligue 1 over the last 20 seasons. (SdF)
- Get French Football News (@GFFN) August 18, 2019
Cost of PSG's starting line-up: €447 million.
Cost of PSG's bench: €88 million.
Seeing PSG get bossed by a 16-year-old Eduardo Camavinga and lose to Rennes: priceless. pic.twitter.com/y0kgGh4sJo
- Zach Lowy (@ZachLowy) August 18, 2019
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.
Just how good can he be?