With 15 Champions League goals under his belt, Paris Saint-Germain superstar Kylian Mbappe has become the youngest player to reach that landmark
Mauro Icardi’s seventh-minute goal against Club Brugge on the road helped the Parisians take a 1-0 lead into halftime, but the France international stole the show in the second half.
Introduced as a 52nd-minute substitute on Tuesday night, the quicksilver forward almost single-handedly tore the hosts’ defense apart, leading his side to a stunning 5-0 triumph at the Jan Breydel Stadion.
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Aside from becoming the first substitute since 2008 to score a Champions League hat-trick, the 20-year-old has also managed to overcome Lionel Messi’s record as the youngest player to net 15 goals in Europe’s top-tier competition.
The Barcelona talisman was almost a year older than Mbappe when he had broken former Real Madrid stalwart Raul’s record at 21 years and 289days.
With three wins from as many matches in Group A, the reigning Ligue 1 holders comfortably sit top of the section, five points ahead of second-placed Real Madrid.