KYL-ER STRIKE PSG star Kylian Mbappe becomes youngest player to score 25 Champions League goals at 22 – day after Haaland grabs record

KYLIAN MBAPPE became the youngest player to score 25 Champions League goals on Wednesday night.


Posted Thursday, March 11, 2021 by Thesun.co.uk

Already leading Barcelona 4-1 from the first-leg, the French wonderkid - who scored a hat-trick in that game - thumped home a penalty to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 lead.

KYL-ER STRIKE PSG star Kylian Mbappe becomes youngest player to score 25 Champions League goals at 22 – day after Haaland grabs record
Kylian Mbappe beat Lionel Messi's record for youngest player to reach 25 Champions League goals against Barcelona Credit: AFP or licensors

KYL-ER STRIKE PSG star Kylian Mbappe becomes youngest player to score 25 Champions League goals at 22 – day after Haaland grabs record
Mbappe thumped home an early penalty to break Messi's record by nearly a year Credit: Reuters

But in scoring, he broke Lionel Messi's record for youngest player to hit the quarter-century mark for goals in Europe's elite competition.

Messi managed the feat aged 22 years and 286 days over 11 years ago.

But Mbappe beat him by the better part of a year, bringing up the magic 25-mark aged 22 years and 80 days.

The ex-Monaco kid also blew the chasing pack out of the water, beating some of the world's greatest-ever players to the milestone.

Mbappe beat Raul (23y 252d), Karim Benzema (24y 99d) and Thierry Henry (25y 102d) by a matter of YEARS rather just merely months.

And Mbappe's latest astonishing feat - helping PSG reach the Champions League quarter-finals - came just a day after Erling Haaland set a record of his own.

The pair have already been dubbed as the 'new Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo' - set to battle for every honour under the sun for the next decade or more.

And on Tuesday evening, in Borussia Dortmund's 2-2 draw with Sevilla - winning 5-4 on aggregate - Haaland became the FASTEST player to reach 20 Champions League goals.

KYL-ER STRIKE PSG star Kylian Mbappe becomes youngest player to score 25 Champions League goals at 22 – day after Haaland grabs record
Haaland became the fastest player to reach 20 Champions League goals on Tuesday

The Norwegian ace, 20, scored both of his side's goals to bring up the milestone in a ludicrous 14 games.

The previous record had been held by Tottenham and England star Harry Kane, who hit the 20 mark after 24 games.

Juventus icon Alessandro Del Piero (26) Man Utd legend Ruud van Nistelrooy (27) and AC Milan icon Filippo Inzaghi (28) completed the top five, miles off Haaland's feat.

Naturally on Wednesday night Mbappe attempted to steal the focus.

In scoring at the Parc des Princes, he became the first player to score four goals against Barcelona in a single Champions League campaign in history.

Bring on the quarter-finals, just to see what these two can do, if nothing else...



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