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Lionel Messi outshines Pelé in all-time goal race with Cristiano Ronaldo as Kylian Mbappe crosses Champions League milestone in PSG win


Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi both enjoyed a slice of history in Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-1 victory over Club Brugge in the Champions League.

Mbappe scored two goals in seven minutes before Messi scored twice against the Belgians on Tuesday night.

Mbappe has the world at his feet
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Lionel Messi outshines Pelé in all-time goal race with Cristiano Ronaldo as Kylian Mbappe crosses Champions League milestone in PSG win
The French striker was quick to get on the scoresheet against Club Brugge
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Messi’s brace saw him surpass Pelé’s total of 757 career goals, with the Argentine now second behind Cristiano Ronaldo’s 801.

Mbappe, meanwhile, took his Champions League tally to 31, making him the youngest player in history in the history of competition to achieve this feat.

The French superstar is 22 years and 352 days old and not only could he one day overtake Messi and Ronaldo, she has already passed two legends of the competition.

Manchester United icon Wayne Rooney and former Barcelona and Inter Milan striker Samuel Eto’o were both above Mbappe before the game started but have now been overtaken by the PSG man .

Lionel Messi outshines Pelé in all-time goal race with Cristiano Ronaldo as Kylian Mbappe crosses Champions League milestone in PSG win
Messi also got on the scoresheet
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Messi, however, won’t let Mbappe continue his tally anytime soon and he scored a left-footed mark and a penalty to take his Champions League tally to 125 goals.

Club Brugge improved in the second half and scored a consolation thanks to Mats Rits but was never going to be a game for the Parisians and finished last in their group.

Messi is still well behind Man United legend Ronaldo in the all-time rankings and in the Champions League.

The Portugal captain is 36 but shows no signs of slowing down and is currently sidelined from Messi with 140 goals in the competition.

Lionel Messi outshines Pelé in all-time goal race with Cristiano Ronaldo as Kylian Mbappe crosses Champions League milestone in PSG win
Messi finally begins to settle in Paris after slow start
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Mbappe, meanwhile, is still set to join Real Madrid next summer when his contract expires and could start negotiating with Los Blancos in January.

The club were in fact so keen on securing his services this season that they submitted a gigantic bid of € 220m (around £ 187m) on the deadline day for the PSG forward.




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