PSG starlet Kylian Mbappe breaks new Champions League record

PSG starlet Kylian Mbappe breaks new Champions League record

- Kylian Mbappe became the youngest player to score 10 Champions League goals

- The teenage striker's fledgling career gained a new impressive milestone on Tuesday

- Mbappe scored a powerful header in a 3-1 defeat for PSG at Bayern Munich

French football sensation Kylian Mbappe became the youngest footballer to reach ten Champions League goals breaking compatriot Karim Benzema's record.

Kylian Mbappe's fledgling career has already featured a number of impressive milestones and on Tuesday, December 5, he added another record to his collection.

He is the youngest player to have reached that milestone at 18 years and 11 months, with the next closest challenger Karim Benzema nearly two years older.

PSG starlet Kylian Mbappe breaks new Champions League record

Mbappe became the youngest player to hit 10 goals in the Champions League. Source: ESPN

Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi and Real Madrid legend Raul both did it when they were age 21.

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Meanwhile, No.6 on the all-time list, Wayne Rooney, did it two weeks after his 22nd birthday while playing for Manchester United.

Mbappe had been given a boost towards the record by his exploits for Monaco last season, when they made a surprise run to the semi-finals.

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He has scored four times for free scoring PSG in their group this season, to add to the six he managed in the red and white of Monaco.

Mbappe's strike was a crucial goal, despite the fact that PSG went on to lose 3-1 in Germany, as it ensured the French side finished top of their group with a better head-to-head record than Bayern.

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