Mbappe Beats PSG All-time Scoring Record
By: Gyang Dakwo
Kylian Mbappe became Paris St Germain’s all-time top scorer when he helped his side extend their Ligue 1 lead to a provisional 11 points in a 4-2 home win against Nantes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.
The 24-year-old Mbappe found the back of the net two minutes into stoppage time for his 201st goal in all competitions with PSG, improving the mark he shared with Edinson Cavani.
The club organised a short ceremony after the final whistle, with a big portrait of Mbappe displayed at the Parc des Princes.
“It’s very special to be here. The last time I was here was to announce I was staying (to extend his contract), it’s an honour to be here as the club’s top scorer,” said Mbappe.
“It’s a privilege to be a PSG player, to play in this historic shirt, for the biggest club in France.”
PSG got off to a dream start as Messi opened the scoring in the 12th minute with a left-footed volley form Fabian Ruiz’s cross.
Five minutes later, Alban Lafont parried Nuno Mendes’s attempt into the path of Hadjam who, under pressure from Nordi Mukiele, bundled the ball into his own net to give PSG a 2-0 advantage.
In the 31st minute, however, Blas whipped a fine shot past Gianluigi Donnarumma to reduce the arrears, seven minutes before Ganago deflected a corner past the Italian keeper to level the contest.
But 15 minutes into the second half, ordered was restored as Danilo headed home from Mbappe’s cross before the France forward netted his record goal with a left-footed effort from inside the box.
PSG, who travelled to Bayern Munich next week hope to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit in the Champions League last 16.