Kylian Mbappe made the difference between FC Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain in UEFA Champions League. The Frenchman also broke Lionel Messi’s UEFA Champions League record against him as well.
Kylian Mbappe became the youngest footballer in UEFA Champions League history to score 25 goals in the competition. Previously this record belonged to Lionel Messi.
Kylian Mbappe was the star man in both legs against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League’s Round of 16 clash. The Frenchman scored an incredible ‘hat-trick’ as his side won the game quite comfortably in the first leg. Paris Saint-Germain thrashed FC Barcelona by 4-1 at their home.
He also broke the deadlock in the second leg. He netted from the spot in the 31st minute of their last-16 second-leg clash. It was his 25th Champions League goal at the age of 22 years and 80 days whereas Messi set this record aged 22 years and 286 days.
Mbappé joined PSG in 2017 after a big-money move from Monaco. In 3 seasons with PSG, he has won 8 trophies including 3 league titles. PSG was the runners up in last season’s UEFA Champions League. They lost to Bayern Munich in the finals.
Kylian Mbappé won World Cup in 2018 for his country. The winger forward is one of the most important members of that team.
In his 157 appearances he has scored 116 goals for the French side.
Kylian Mbappe is just 22 years old. He is one of the assets for the future. Some people think he can be the Ballon D’or winner as well.