Here’s a statement you’ve probably heard — or that has maybe even crossed your mind — before: Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are too good for the level of competition in Ligue 1.
It is, however, still quite fun to watch them toy with their vastly inferior (professional) opponents anyway. Take, for instance, Friday’s 2-1 victory over second-place Lille (eight points back when the game kicked off).
Each of Paris Saint-Germain’s babyfaced superstars scored a marvelous goal, and made it look so, so, so easy in doing so. As in, unfairly easy.
On one hand, Neymar and Mbappe clearly aren’t being challenged in Ligue 1. On the other hand, they look like they’re having so much fun playing playground soccer that maybe we should just leave them be and enjoy their exploits for as long as we can.