Kylian Mbappe, a forward for Paris Saint-Germain, made history in the UEFA Champions League once more.
On matchday six of the Champions League group stage, Mbappe was a notable performer for PSG, scoring two goals to help the team defeat Juventus 2-1. The first-half strike by the French attacker, who has now scored seven goals in the ongoing Champions League season, started the scoring in the game.
Mbappe’s goal against Juventus became his 40th overall Champions League goal. He broke the record for scoring 40 goals in the Champions League the fastest, as reported by the UEFA Champions League’s official Twitter account (23 years and 317 days). This record was previously held by Lionel Messi (24 years, 130 days), who accomplished it in the early stages of his career at Barcelona.
Mbappe contributed to 10 goals in the group stage of the Champions League this season, which was the most of any player. He will currently play in PSG’s upcoming away game in Ligue 1 against Lorient.
🔝 Youngest to 40 goals in competition history:
🇫🇷 Kylian Mbappé: 23 years, 317 days
🇦🇷 Lionel Messi: 24 years, 130 days
🇪🇸 Raúl González: 25 years, 258 days
🇫🇷 Karim Benzema: 26 years, 307 days
🇵🇹 Cristiano Ronaldo: 27 years, 241 days#UCL pic.twitter.com/bJCZKs62j3
— UEFA Champions League (@ChampionsLeague) November 2, 2022