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Kylian Mbappé and his first 40 goals in the Champions League to beat Messi’s record

Kylian Mbappe never get tired of shining. For a long time, he has been scoring goals everywhere – and without stopping – and this has quickly placed him among the best players in the world. Today, in fact, he shares a team with two stars like Leo Messi and Neymar, but he has no reason to shrink before them. Quite the contrary. He seeks to learn from both and overcome them healthily, as he did this Wednesday with the Argentine in a record.

In Turin, for the closing of the group stage of the Champions, Mbappe He was responsible for giving the first blow of the match between Juventus and PSG. The French crack received a simple pass from Messi and then he himself was in charge of leaving the rivals painted as only he knows how to do it.

All attempts to stop him were in vain. Federico Gatti pulled his shirt after the pipe he suffered, but Kylian continued to run without a brake. Then, Manuel Locatelli swept against him energetically, but the Parisian ‘7’ broke free with an exquisite hitch. And in the hour of definition, the subtlety of his right foot made the normally avoidable inevitable for goalkeeper Szczęsny: his goal on goal.

This is how Mbappé signed his 40th goal in the Champions League and, curiously, he needed fewer games and less age than many other cracks to reach that figure. In fact, he surpassed even Lionel Messi himself, who assisted him in the goal.

To detail, according to MisterChip data, e. Messi did it with one more year (24) and two more games than him (61).

The only one who surpasses Kylian is Ruud Van Nistelrooy, who achieved that record with only 45 games played, but at 28 years of age. After him, no one else.

Without a doubt, there are many more records to come in which Kylian will seek to be the protagonist. He has plenty of wood to do it. Of course, a fact that can tarnish his joy is that the PSG he did not pass as first in his group. Portugal’s Benfica snatched that privileged place from him for having scored three more away goals than PSG. Both made fourteen points. Whoever runs into PSG in the round of 16 suffers.

Source: Elcomercio

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