Kylian Mbappe breaks Lionel Messi’s record; becomes the youngest player in Champions League to reach 40 goals

Kylian Mbappe surpassed Lionel Messi to score 40 UCL goals and be the youngest in history to do it.

Kylian Mbappe becomes the youngest player in UCL history to score 40 goals

In their face-off against Juventus on Wednesday, there’s some excellent display from the PSG star, Kylian Mbappe. He helped his team to open the scoring and PSG won the match 2-1. The 23 years 316 days old French star striker was wonderful with his display, as he became the youngest player in the Champions League to score 40 goals. 

With this, he surpassed his PSG teammate Lionel Messi who previously had this record at the age of 24 years and 130 days. 

The French Star had also broken the youngest player records in the past by scoring 15, 20, 25, and 30 UCL goals. Every time he overtook his PSG teammate Lionel Messi. Manchester City’s Erling Haaland has touched the milestones earlier than Mbappe and currently stands at nine goals behind his 40 goals haul, having 19 months in hand with him. 

The star player has still a long path to cover to touch the 35-year-old’s all-time total of 129 goals, just behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s record goals of 140. 

Kylian Mbappe is currently at 19th on the all-time list, and is just 6 goals behind Eusebio and Filippo Inzaghi in 12th and could possibly cross their total by the year-end of the competition. He’s in a massive scoring mood this season, having delivered 18 goals in just 18 games. It might end up as his best season ever.

What awaits next for the stars?

PSG will take on Lorient in League 1 this weekend, where both Messi and Mbappe will be in action. A win will help PSG extend their five-point lead to the tabletop.

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