Kylian Mbappe savours ‘special’ record-breaking PSG goalscoring exploits


The lethal Kylian Mbappe was on cloud nine as he reflected on the “magnificent” achievement of being Paris Saint-Germain’s record scorer.

Kylian Mbappe savoured his “special” achievement of becoming Paris Saint-Germain’s outright leading goalscorer on Saturday and declared “there is still a lot to be done.”

Mbappe moved past Edinson Cavani with his 201st goal for PSG in stoppage time to seal a 4-2 win over Nantes at the Parc des Princes.

The French forward’s incredible haul of goals for the Ligue 1 champions came in just 247 games.

Mbappe was wearing the captain’s armband as he made history after Marquinhos was withdrawn in the second half due to injury.

The former Monaco man set the record at the age of just 24 when he turned sharply in the box before drilling home with a typically clinical finish.

He told Canal Plus: “I play to make history and I’ve always said that I want to make history in France, in the capital of my country, in my city, and I’m doing that.

“It’s great, but there’s still a lot that needs to be done.

Mbappe added: “For me as a native Parisian, it’s special. If someone had told me that I would score a goal and break a record while wearing the captain’s armband, I wouldn’t have believed it.”

PSG were pushing hard to go 11 points clear at the top of the table after taking early command thanks to a goal from Lionel Messi for their fifth Ligue 1 game in a row and a Jaouen Hadjam own goal.

Gianluigi Donnarumma gifted Nantes a lifeline when Ludovic Blas beat the PSG goalkeeper at his near post from the left as he anticipated a cross and Ignatius Ganago equalized with a first-half header.

However, the champions were not to be denied all three points, with Danilo Pereira driving them back in front and Mbappe putting the icing on the cake in the closing stages.

Christoph Galtier’s side now turn their attention to trying to overturn a 1-0 deficit when they travel to Bayern Munich for the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie on Wednesday.

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