Kylian Mbappe made history yesterday, March 4, as he became Paris Saint Germain’s (PSG) record scorer following a goal against Nantes in a Ligue 1 match.
Argentina legend Lionel Messi opened the scoring after finishing off a fine team move 12 minutes into the match.
PSG went 2-0 up five minutes after Messi’s opener after Nantes defender Jaouen Hadjam deflected the ball into the back of his net.
Ludovic Blas scored to bring Nantes right back in the game after making it 2-1 in the 31st minute.
The Ligue 1 leaders got a shocker seven minutes later as Ignatius Kpene Ganago scored to make it 2-2. In the second half, PSG’s Danilo Pereira made it 3-2 in the 60th minute.
Two minutes into added time, history was made for Mbappe as he finally scored to make it 4-2 on the night, whilst becoming the club’s highest goal scorer.
After netting his 201st goal for the Parc des Princes club, the 24-year-old footballer surpassed the previous 200-goal record held by Uruguayan striker Edinson Cavani.
Mbappe needed just 247 matches to reach 201 goals for PSG. He has scored 18 times in Ligue 1 this season and is the French top-flight’s top scorer.
He told Canal+;
“I play to write history. I’ve always said that I wanted to write history in France, in the capital, in my country, in my city. I’m doing it, it’s beautiful, but there’s still a long way to go. It’s a personal accomplishment, but I also came for collective accomplishments.”
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