Kylian Mbappe smashes Lionel Messi's Champions League record

PSG striker youngest to 25 goals in Europe's premier competition

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Kylian Mbappe wrote his name in the record books on Wednesday as the Paris Saint-Germain striker became the youngest player to reach 25 Champions League goals.

Mbappe opened the scoring for PSG against Barcelona, netting from the penalty spot in the 31st minute of their last-16 second-leg clash before Lionel Messi equalised seven minutes later.

At 22 years and 80 days, Mbappe broke the previous quickest mark – set by Messi at age 22 years and 286 days.

Mbappe's strike was his fourth across the two-legged affair having notched a hat-trick in the 4-1 win at Camp Nou two previously.

The French World Cup winner's milestone comes a day after Borussia Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland became the quickest player to reach 20 Champions League goals.

Haaland leads this season's Champions League scoring charts on 10 goals, while Mbappe has six along with Olivier Giroud, Alvaro Morata, Neymar, Marcus Rashford and Youssef En-Nesyri.

Fastest to 25 Champions League goals

1). Kylian Mbappe (PSG) - 22 years 80 days.

2). Lionel Messi (Barcelona) - 22 years 286 days.

3). Raul (Real Madrid) - 23 years 252 days.

4). Karim Benzema (Lyon, Real Madrid) - 24 years 99 days.

5). Thierry Henry (Monaco, Juventus, Arsenal) - 25 years 102 days.