Kylian Mbappe Breaks Lionel Messi’s UCL Goalscoring Record

Kylian Mbapper, PSG forward (image via Reuters)

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has become the youngest player in Champions League history to reach 20 goals in the competition, breaking a record previously held by Lionel Messi.

Mbappe scored from the penalty spot in the 42nd minute against Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday, giving his side a three-goal lead at half-time after Neymar had already scored a brace.

Kylian Mbappé plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain (FRANCK FIFE/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)

At 21 years and 355 days, Mbappe is the youngest player to reach 20 career goals in the Champions League, with Messi previously having set the mark at 22 years, 266 days.

The top five is rounded out by three other towering figures in football’s recent history: Raul, Alessandro Del Piero and Karim Benzema. 

Mbappe’s record came just days after he reached another career milestone, scoring his 100th goal for PSG with his strike against Montpellier.

source: Goal

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