UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Kylian Mbappe creates a new record in the Champions League after netting against Club Brugge

Bertrand Traore

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has created a new record in the Champions League after scoring the opener against Club Brugge on Tuesday night. 

The 22-year-old opened the goal feast against the Belgian side inside the first two minutes and went on to score yet another before providing the third for Lionel Messi. In the end, the Ligue 1 outfit thrashed the visitors by 4-1 thanks to the double brace from star forwards Messi and Mbappe. 

After putting his name on the scoresheet early into the game, Kylian Mbappe reached the 30 goal mark in the Champions League and became the youngest to reach the feat at the age of 22 years and 352 days. The forward has now scored at least four goals in the last six consecutive Champions League campaigns, since making his debut back in 2017 for Monaco against Manchester City. 

Champions League: What is the future of Mbappe with PSG? 

After Tuesday night’s display, the young forward has now scored 11 goals and notched up 12 assists in 23 appearances in all competitions. These statistics show how important the 22-year-old is for Mauricio Pochettino’s side, despite having Lionel Messi and Neymar in the squad. 

Meanwhile, the forward’s contract with the club will expire at the end of this season and the forward has already expressed his desire to leave the club for free and join his boyhood club Real Madrid. The Spanish giants have also shown interest in signing Mbappe. Therefore, it will be interesting to see if the French club will allow the youngster’s departure or not. 

Mbappe is the highest scorer and goal contributor in all competitions and losing a player like that for free will be a huge loss for the Qatari owned club. Therefore, it will be a big transfer saga for Mbappe in the upcoming summer transfer window. 

Meanwhile, PSG have qualified for the knock-out stage of the Champions League as the group runners up and will face a tougher opponent in the round of 16 stages. On the other hand, the Parisians are currently 11 points ahead of the second-placed Stade Rennais in Ligue1. Therefore, it seems the domestic league will be won by Mauricio Pochettino’s side this term after losing to Lille last season. So, every focus will be on the Champions League. 

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