Kylian Mbappe breaks an 11-year-old Lionel Messi record

Kylian Mbappe breaks an 11-year-old Lionel Messi record

Frenchman Kylian Mbappe broke another Lionel Messi record on Tuesday night as he came off the bench to bag a hat-trick against Club Brugge.

The Paris Saint-Germain forward became the youngest-ever player to score 15 Champions League goals in the game after being introduced in the 52nd minute.

He took just nine minutes to find the back of the net to make it 2-0 to Thomas Tuchel's side before assisting the club’s third goal shortly. He added his second and PSG’s fourth of the night in the 79th minute before completing his hat trick four minutes later.

The three goals saw him break Messi's long-standing record of being the youngest player to ever score 15 Champions League goals by almost a year.

Messi At 21

Messi, now 32, managed that total at the age of 21 years and 289 days for FC Barcelona, while Mbappe has done so at 20 years and 302 days.

Mbappe's hat-trick also doubled his goal tally as he hopes to clinch the golden boot at the end of the season; the gong currently being held by Messi.

The Frenchman has been out of action for some time now after picking up a hamstring injury against Toulouse on August 25, before suffering a thigh injury just two games into his return on October 1, keeping him out for a further 17 days.

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