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Mbappe matches Ronaldo, Messi’s record

Mbappe matches Ronaldo, Messi’s record

PSG star Kylian Mbappe has matched a record set by both Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi with his latest goal for the club.

Mbappe has already shattered a number of footballing records in his short career to date, and is PSG’s all-time leading goalscorer at the age of just 24.

The Frenchman looked as if he would leave the club for much of this summer due to a contract dispute, but was reintegrated to the squad after PSG’s opening game of the season against Lorient.

And Mbappe picked up from where he left off, scoring five goals in the next three games before providing an assist in France’s win over Republic of Ireland during the international break.

With the France forward not featuring in his club’s opening match of the season, Mbappe has now scored in every game he has played in Ligue 1 this term.

He has extended that record during PSG’s clash against Nice on Friday – matching another record set by Ronaldo and Messi in the process.

Mbappe has now scored or assisted in 15 consecutive Ligue 1 matches for PSG, dating back to April of last season.

His strike against Nice levelled the scores after Terem Moffi’s equaliser, but Luis Enrique’s side went 3-1 down after 70 minutes of play.

Mbappe recently gave his verdict on whether Messi or Ronaldo is the better player, having played alongside Messi for two seasons at PSG.

He explained how he preferred Ronaldo when he was younger, but has learned to appreciate both in their own unique ways.

He began: “I love Cristiano and I was a big fan of him when I was young.

“But I start to learn Messi too because when you are a big fan of Cristiano when you are young, you can’t see how Messi is good because you love Cristiano.

“But I grew up and I like both now.”

 

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