Kylian Mbappe, PSG, Ligue 1 2020-21

Paris Saint-Germain forwardKylian Mbappe has become the youngest player in Champions League history to reach 20 goals in the competition, breaking a record previously held by Lionel Messi.

At21 years and355 days, Mbappe is the youngest player to reach 20 career goals in the Champions League, with Messi previously having set the mark at 22 years, 266 days.

The top five is rounded out by three other towering figures in football’s recent history: Raul,Alessandro Del Piero and Karim Benzema.

Mbappe’s record came just days after he reached another career milestone, scoring his 100th goal for PSG with hisstrike against Montpellier.

Wednesday’s match began14 minutes in, after the game was originally started on Tuesday and then postponed followingallegations of racism against the fourth official, who had identified Basaksehir assistant Pierre Webo as “the black one.”

Prior to the resumption of the match on Wednesday,PSG and Basaksehir sent a powerful anti-racist messageby kneeling together around the centre circle.

Players from both sides also wore shirts that proclaimed, “no to racism” during warm-upswhile banners in Parc des Princes registered their support for Webo, a formerCamerooninternational forward who has worked at Basaksehir as part of the coaching staff since 2019.

UnderArticle 14 of UEFA’s discipline measures and procedures, Tuesday’s fourth official Sebastian Coltescu could be facing a ban of at least 10 matches.

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