Kylian Mbappé Surpasses Edinson Cavani As Paris Saint Germain’s Highest Goalscorer in UEFA Champions League

Kylian Mbappé Surpasses Edinson Cavani As Paris Saint Germain’s Highest Goalscorer in UEFA Champions League

Byron Pillay
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
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  • Kylian Mbappé was not distracted by the rumours that he wants to leave Paris Saint-Germain as he scored for the club
  • Mbappé set a new record at PSG as he became the French club's leading goal-scorer in the European tournament
  • Edinson Cavani scored 200 goals for PSG during his 7 years at the club, but only scored 30 goals in the Champions League

Kylian Mbappé continues to make history for Paris Saint-Germain.

The 23-year-old French attacker scored against Benfica in the UEFA Champions League and made history in the process.

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Kylian Mbappé scored his 31st goal of the season to surpass Edinson Cavani as Paris Saint-Germain’s leading goal-scorer in the Champions League. Image: Joris Verwijst/ Aurelien Meunier.
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Mbappé converted from the spot in the 39th minute of the game to register his 31st goal in the tournament’s history. The goal also took him above Edinson Cavani as the club’s highest goal-scorer in the Champions League to date.

Cavani spent seven years with the French giants and notched up 200 goals during that time. In the Champions League though, he played only 54 games for the French side and notched up 30 goals.

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Mbappé on the other hand, has taken just 47 games to score his 31 goals.

Bombshell as Kylian Mbappé wants to leave PSG and join Real Madrid in January

France international Kylian Mbappe sensationally wants to quit Paris Saint-Germain, Sports Brief earlier reported.

Reports emanating in France suggested that the 23-year-old's relationship with the Ligue 1 champions is 'completely broken'.

According to a report by Marca journalist Mario Cortegana, the 2018 world champion has been working on his departure from the Parc des Princes next January.

More details emerge as Messi’s dressing room influence is one of the reasons why Mbappé wants to leave PSG

Kylian Mbappé has caused reverberations across the football ecosystem with news of his intention to quit Paris Saint-Germain, just five months after he signed a new deal.

Mbappé reportedly feels betrayed by the top brass of PSG, who have reportedly failed to fulfil the promises made to the Frenchman before inking his new deal tying him to the French champions until 2025.

He opted to extend his stay with Les Parisiens after declining an imminent move to join Real Madrid in the summer.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.