Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe is known for his competitive streak, but the France international took that to a whole new level after hitting his 100th training-session goal in the buildup to Sunday's Ligue 1 clash away at Saint-Etienne.
Just days after he scored PSG's second goal in their impressive 2-0 win away at Manchester United in the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie, Mbappe was presented with a novelty shirt to celebrate his training feat.
From the universality of Total Football to the Petrosian-like stoutness of Jose Mourinho, it has always been said football has an evolutionary or permutable quality.
Rules have sometimes influenced dominant tactics, much like changes to offside laws creating the W-M formation, or the back-pass rule facilitating the implementation of targeted pressing and higher defensive lines.
More often than not, however, tactical shifts and trends are based on ideology.
And so when Qatar comfortably defeated...
Brazil great Pele has tipped Kylian Mbappe to "become the new Pele" and also told France Football he has warned Neymar he must continue to focus more on playing than play-acting.
Pele has fostered a friendship with Mbappe via social media and a number of mutual compliments ever since, at age 19, the France forward became the youngest-ever goalscorer in a World Cup final since the Brazilian legend struck twice as a 17-year-old in 1958.
The parallels between the prodigies past...