Champions League

Kylian Mbappe breaks Lionel Messi's long-standing Champions League record

Arjun Singh Devgan
Kylian Mbappe broke Lionel Messi's long-standing Champions League record
Kylian Mbappe broke Lionel Messi's long-standing Champions League record / Xavier Laine/GettyImages
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France and Paris Saint-Germain youngster, Kylian Mbappe is considered by many to take the mantle of being the best player in the world once footballing icons, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo retire from football.

Mbappe once again showed why he is so highly rated, scoring a brace during PSG's 4-1 win over Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday to break a long-standing competition record previously held by fellow team-mate, Messi.

The Frenchman's first strike of the night was his 30th goal in the competition, meaning that he beat Messi and his record in the Champions League to become the youngest player to reach that landmark.

The striker reached the landmark aged 22 years and 352 days – while Messi was 23 years and 131 days old when he reached the mark in 2010. Mbappe continues to excel in front of goal for the Ligue 1 giants as seen by the 120 goals he has netted for the club in just 148 games so far.

PSG's management for their part are desperate to keep hold of their young superstar, though it looks unlikely as the player's current contract expires next summer and he has so far refused to extend his deal as he eyes a move to Spanish giants, Real Madrid.

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