Mbappe clocked 38km/h in PSG goal to beat average pace of Bolt during 100m world record

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has proved he really is a speed demon, by recording one of the fastest sprints ever seen on a football pitch.

The 20-year-old was in a sensational form as Paris Saint Germain wrapped up the Ligue 1 title and continued to exert their dominance on the French league.

PSG had the title in the bag after Lille drew with Toulouse, meaning Mbappe and his teammates could play without pressure as Monaco visited the Parc Des Princes.

The France international certainly flourished as a result, scoring a hat-trick against his former side and registering a sprint which clocked in at 38km/h.

In scoring one of his goals, Mbappe created the move by taking the ball on the halfway line and playing a pass out to Moussa Diaby.

The Frenchman then produced a blistering sprint, leaving defenders in his wake as he got into the penalty box to finish the move and tap home.

French television later analysed Mbappe’s movement and noted the ridiculous speed – quicker than the one Usain Bolt averaged when he set his 9.58 second 100m world record.

The two events are of course hard to properly compare. Bolt peaked at 44.72km/h during the race, though his average speed over the 100m race was 37.58 km/h.

To give the speed context in football, the fastest Premier League sprint ever recorded was set by Leroy Sane last campaign at an eye-watering 35.48km/h – which slower than that of Mbappe.

With his hatrick in the 3-1 win, the talented youngster took his goalscoring tally to 30 for the campaign.

Mbappe is now a certainty for the Golden Boot, with his closest rival Nicolas Pepe of Lille sitting on just 19 goals.


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