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Kylian Mbappe On Track To Break Cristiano Ronaldo’s UEFA Champions

With Paris Saint-Germain wonderkid Kylian Mbappe breaking records left, right and centre, the 20-year-old is already way ahead of Cristiano Ronaldo’s tally in the UEFA Champions League at his age and could be on track to beat his overall goals record.

Click through the gallery above to see how Mbappe’s UCL goals return compares to the likes of Ronaldo, Lionel Messi and others when they were his age.

The French sensation scored PSG’s second goal in their comprehensive 2-0 win over Manchester United at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

Overall, Mbappe has now scored 14 goals in 24 appearances in Europe’s elite club competition, equalling the personal records of Brazil great Ronaldo Nazario and three-time FIFA World Player of the Year Zinedine Zidane.

The France star is also way ahead of the competition’s current record goalscorer at his age, with Cristiano Ronaldo having not scored a UCL goal when he was 20 years old. The Portuguese striker made his 24th appearance in the competition at a later stage in his career than Mbappe, and scored just two goals in his first 24 UCL games.

Ronaldo, though, leads the overall Champions League goalscoring chart with 121 strikes, 15 more than longstanding rival Lionel Messi in second place. The Argentine was sitting on two UCL goals at the age of 20, and had netted 11 times when his 24th UCL match came around.

However, if Mbappe continues to score at his current rate and stays relatively injury-free throughout his career, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner could become a serious threat to Ronaldo’s overall goals record. After all, the Portuguese superstar was already 24 years old when he netted his 14th goal in the competition, during a 3-1 win over Arsenal in the semi-finals in 2009.

Read: Mbappe Equals Ronaldo Nazario & Zidane Milestones

Mbappe, meanwhile, is also outscoring the likes of Neymar, Raul Gonzalez, Karim Benzema, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thierry Henry, who, along with Messi and Ronaldo, altogether had scored 13 goals between them when they were the French wonderkid’s age, as pointed out by Marca.

Do you think Mbappe will break Ronaldo’s UCL goal record? Have your say in the comments section below.


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