Champions League

Kylian Mbappe has already scored more UCL goals than Samuel Eto'o & Wayne Rooney

Arjun Singh Devgan
Kylian Mbappe became the youngest player to score 30 goals in Champions League history
Kylian Mbappe became the youngest player to score 30 goals in Champions League history / John Berry/GettyImages

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 duringPSG'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.

Mbappe now has 31 goals to his name in 51 Champions League appearances and the striker has now scored more goals in the competition than a number of legends in the form of Samuel Eto'o, Wayne Rooney and Kaka.

Eto'o who won the Champions League with Barcelona and Inter Milan managed to score 30 goals in 78 games, while Rooney for his part netted 30 goals in 85 appearances in the competition. This feat is amazing considering that Mbappe is just 22-years-old and will likely go on to score a lot more in his career.

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.