Kylian Mbappe of PSG toppled Lionel Messi to become Youngest Player to Score 35 goals in The Champions League

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Kylian Mbappe of PSG has emerged as the youngest player to score 35 goals in the Champions League after his two quick first-half braces helped PSG open their 2022/23 Champions League campaign with a win over Juventus. The French wunderkind bests his PSG teammate, Lionel Messi, to attain the feat.

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Mbappe stars as PSG open 2022/23 Champions League with a win over Juventus

Kylian Mbappe opened his 2022/23 Champions League outing on a brilliant note by smashing the records. The French and PSG talisman was on fire as PSG humbled the Old Ladies of Turin Juventus 2-1 to amass all three points.

Just 6 minutes into the match, a perfect combination and ball play by Neymar and Mbappe led to the first goal. Neymar had squared the ball over the Juventus’ defense into Mbappe’s path, who fired into the bottom right corner with a right-footed shot.

The second goal by the deadly French star was equally a result of a good and brilliant combination with Achraf Hakimi. The two players got into a lovely one-two in the Juventus box. A confused Juventus backline were at a loss when the quick one-two was finally slotted home into the back of the net by Mbappe to complete his brace. Juventus pulled one back courtesy of Mackennie, but the Parisians held on for their win.

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PSG secured their three points, but Mbappe smashed a record. The highly-rated youngster hit his 35th Champions League goal before turning 24, becoming the youngest player to score 35 goals in the Champions League.

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Kylian Mbappe strikes vs Juventus

The record was previously held by his teammate Lionel Messi who netted his 35th Champions League goal when he was 23 years and 308 days old. Kylian Mbappe scored his on Tuesday when he turned 23 years and 260 days old.

The Incredible Champions League Records of Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe made his Champions League debut in 2017, and since he busted into the scene, he has bulldozed down records and set new ones.

Since his debut in the 2017-2018 Champions League season, Mbappe has delivered a number of assists more than any other player. Mbappe is currently the first French national team player to score eight goals in a Champions League campaign, making him the highest goal-scorer in a single Champions League season from France.

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Mbappe has 13 assists in 18 Champions League knockouts, including four assists. After Karim Benzema, Mbappe is second on the chart of French players with the highest number of goals in the Champions League knockout stage. Benzema has 9 goals, Thierry Henry has 2 goals, and Mbappe has 3 goals.

Mbappe has scored 23 Champions League goals for PSG, and he is the club’s second-highest goal-scorer, 7 goals behind top-scorer Edinson Cavani, who has 30 goals.

He was the first to score five away goals in the same season in Champions League last 16 and quarter-finals.

At 22 years and 80 days, Mbappe became the youngest player to amass 25 Champions League goals, besting Lionel Messi to the record. He had scored at Iduna Park against Borussia Dortmund, Allianz Arena against Bayern Munich, Old Trafford against Manchester United, Anfield, Camp Nou, Santiago Bernabeu, Etihad, Celtic Park, and Juventus Stadium; becoming the first player to do so at 22 years.

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Mbappe broke many Champions League goal records before clocking 22. He became the youngest player to reach 10 goals and 13 goals when he was 18 and 20. He is Monaco’s and PSG’s youngest goal scorer in the Champions League.

The French star added another mindblowing record to the list when he bagged a brace on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, to become the youngest player to hit 35 goals at 23 years and 260 days old.

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