Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) famous person Kylian Mbappe has achieved one other vital milestone in his already illustrious profession, surpassing Edinson Cavani because the membership’s prime scorer. Mbappe scored his 201st objective towards Nantes in Ligue 1 on Saturday, securing a 4-2 victory and a document.
Mbappe, aged 24, reached and exceeded Cavani’s document in significantly fewer video games. Whereas the Uruguayan striker required 301 video games to attain 200 objectives, Mbappe has completed the feat in simply 247 matches.
Talking after the sport to Canal Plus (through PSG Report), he revealed:
“I knew I used to be going to interrupt this document. Taking part in here’s a privilege. I got here right here as a younger participant. I realized so much right here, as a person too. Taking part in at PSG, much more so for me as a Parisian by delivery, is particular.”
“I’ve all the time mentioned that I needed to jot down historical past in France, within the capital, in my nation, in my metropolis. I’m doing it, it is lovely, however there’s nonetheless an extended technique to go. It’s a private accomplishment, however I additionally got here for collective accomplishments.”
Born and raised in Paris, Kylian Mbappe joined the membership from Monaco in 2017 for a world-record switch payment of €180 million, the very best quantity paid for an adolescent on the time.
Nevertheless, his tenure on the Parc des Princes has not been freed from controversy. A protracted switch saga with Actual Madrid brought about a pressure in relations with followers earlier than he ultimately signed a three-year contract extension with PSG in Could final yr.
PSG safe win over Nantes as Kylian Mbappe breaks document
In an exciting encounter on the Parc des Princes on Saturday, Lionel Messi showcased his masterclass by breaking the impasse along with his 18th objective of the season. Jaouen Hadjam’s unlucky personal objective simply 17 minutes in solely added to Nantes’ distress.
Nevertheless, Nantes refused to be cowed and Ludovic Blas capitalized on Gianluigi Donnarumma’s error, discovering the again of the online to provide his facet a glimmer of hope. Ignatius Ganago then leveled the scoreline with a robust header, setting the stage for a pulsating first half.
However the Parisians weren’t going to let this slip away, and Danilo Pereira’s well-timed header restored their lead within the second half. Because the clock ticked down, Kylian Mbappe etched his identify into the historical past books by surpassing Edinson Cavani’s membership goalscoring document.
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