Mbappe overtakes Messi to become youngest player to reach 20 Champions League goals

Accusations of racism meant that Paris Saint-Germain’s final Champions’ League group game against Istanbul Basaksehir was played over two days, December 8-9, 2020.

Knowing they had already qualified when the match continued on December 9, PSG went on to thrash Istanbul 5-1 as Neymar scored a hat-trick and Kylian Mbappe added a brace. Those two goals made Mbappe the youngest in the competition to reach 20 goals.

With a penalty in the 42nd minute of the game, Mbappe took his tally of Champions League goals to 20. He added another in the 62nd minute and now has 21 goals in the competition. Having announced his arrival on the big stage as a teenager, Mbappe continues to create records.

1. Kylian Mbappe

Mbappe was 21 years and 355 days old when he scored his 20th and 21st goals in the competition. After scoring six goals in the 2016-17 season with Monaco, Mbappe switched to PSG. He also starred for France when they won the World Cup in 2018.

2. Lionel Messi

Messi was 22 years ne notched up his 20th and 266 days old when goal in the 2009-10 edition of the Champions League. He totally has 126 goals so far.

3. Raul

Raul was 22 years and 297 days old when we reached the 20 Champions League goals mark.

4. Alessandro del Piero

del Piero was 23 years and 157 days old when he went past the 20 Champions League goals landmark.

5. Karim Benzema

Benzema reached the 20 Champions League goals milestone when he was 23 years and 282 days old.


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