Kylian Mbappe has yet another Champions League record to his name, after he scored a great goals in the team’s 2-1 victory over Juventus this midweek.
The Frenchman ran three quarters of the pitch and couldn’t be stopped, unleashing a shot inside the post that Wojciech Szczesny could do nothing about.
With this midweek performance, he has became the youngest player to reach 40 goals in the Champions League.
This was a record previously set by Lionel Messi at 24 years and 130 days. Neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor Neymar reached those heights.
Cristiano Ronaldo is still the Champions League’s all-time top scorer
The particular struggle between two of the world’s greatest players has been taken to another level in the Champions League.
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi continue to break all records year after year. The two finished the 2014/15 season tied on 77 goals, but since then Cristiano Ronaldo has stood out and now has 140 goals to Messi‘s 129.
Among all UEFA club competitions, the balance is 144 to 132 in favor of the Portuguese striker, including Messi‘s nine goals for Paris Saint-Germain.
He has also scored at least one goal in 18 consecutive seasons in this competition. We will see if Mbappe reaches the figures of these two great goalscoring phenoms.
PSG’s difficult last 16 draw
Despite PSG‘s win in Turin against Juventus, the French team failed to qualify as group winners following Benfica‘s 6-1 thrashing of Maccabi Haifa in Israel.
That is why PSG will go into the draw knowing they could face Napoli, Porto, Bayern Munich, Tottenham, Chelsea, Real Madrid or Manchester City in the round of 16.
Benfica are seeded as the top-ranked team and could meet Liverpool, Club Brugge, Inter, Eintracht Frankfurt, AC Milan, RB Leipzig or Borussia Dortmund.
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