Kylian Mbappe breaks Lionel Messi's Champions League record


Football is a passion and to go without playing for two months was painful.

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Kylian Mbappe, on Tuesday, scored a brilliant hat-trick and broke Lionel Messi's record to become the youngest footballer to score 15 Champions League goal. My injury is over. The French star, meanwhile, has matched the Argentine's figure at just 20 years and 302 days.

According to Goal, the 20-year-old France global broke the record during PSG's 5-0 away victory over Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

For the third time in Europe this season, PSG's Thomas Tuchel was unable to start his first-choice attacking trio of Neymar, who is suspended in Europe, Mbappe and Edinson Cavani who is injured.

A win for the Belgian club against a PSG side that would be aiming for the maximum point could brighten their chances of qualifying from the group.

Coming in as a substitute in the 52nd minute, Mbappe netted three goals in just 22 minutes.

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Murray continued to dig deep, saving three break points in the ninth game of the set, leaving Wawrinka to serve to stay in it. Wawrinka would come to rue his missed opportunity in the very next game, with Murray breaking back.

Mbappe entered the fray for Maxim Choupo-Moting 60 seconds later and instantly dropped deep hungrily looking for possession.

He claimed his first of proceedings with 28 minutes of the game to go after another Di Maria curling cross.

Krepin Diatta had a goal ruled out for handball soon after and a bad day for Brugge got worse when Di Maria played in Mbappe, who took the ball past Mignolet and converted into the empty net.

But Mbappe headed home nine minutes after being introduced from the bench and then teed up Icardi for a quickfire second from close range.

The two clubs meet again on November 6 in the French capital with Neymar expected to be sidelined with a hamstring injury picked up on global duty.