Kylian Mbappe scored a club-record 201st goalduring Paris St.-Germain's 4-2 victory over Nantes. Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) extended their unbeaten run to 13 games in all competitions with an entertaining 4-2 victory over Nantes in Ligue 1.
The match was particularly significant for PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, who scored his 201st goal for the club, setting a new record in the process.
The 23-year-old French international surpassed the previous record of 200 goals held by PSG's all-time leading scorer, Edinson Cavani, who left the club in 2020. Mbappe reached the milestone in just 310 appearances for the Parisian club, averaging a goal every 1.54 games.
Mbappe's record-breaking goal came in the 72nd minute of the match, with the scores level at 2-2. The striker received the ball from Angel Di Maria just outside the penalty area, before taking a touch and unleashing a powerful shot into the bottom corner of the net.
The goal was a fitting reward for Mbappe's performance, as he had been a constant menace to the Nantes defence throughout the match. He had several opportunities to score earlier in the game, but was denied by the woodwork and some resolute defending from the away team.
Mbappe's milestone moment was celebrated by his teammates, with several of them rushing over to congratulate him on the pitch. The striker was clearly delighted with the achievement, and later took to social media to express his gratitude to the fans and the club.
"201 goals for Paris Saint-Germain. What a great night at the Parc des Princes. Thanks to everyone who supported me throughout my journey with the club. We keep going," Mbappe wrote on Twitter.
The victory was an important one for PSG, as they look to keep pace with league leaders Lyon and Lille in the race for the Ligue 1 title. Mauricio Pochettino's side are currently in third place, four points behind Lyon and two behind Lille, but have a game in hand over both teams.
The match was also notable for the return of Neymar, who made his first appearance for PSG since suffering a foot injury in September. The Brazilian forward came on as a second-half substitute and provided an assist for Mbappe's record-breaking goal.
Kylian Mbappe is a French professional footballer who currently plays as a forward for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and the French national team. He was born on December 20, 1998, in Bondy, a suburb of Paris, France.
Mbappe began his footballing career at the age of six with the local club AS Bondy, where his father was a coach. He later joined the youth academy of another Parisian club, AS Monaco, at the age of 14.
Mbappe made his professional debut for Monaco in December 2015, at the age of 16 years and 347 days, becoming the youngest first-team player in the club's history. He quickly established himself as a key player for the team, helping them win the Ligue 1 title in the 2016-17 season.
PSG will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten run when they travel to face RB Leipzig in the Champions Leagueon Wednesday, before returning to Ligue 1 action against Monaco next weekend.
With Mbappe in red-hot form and Neymar back in the team, PSG fans will be hoping for more milestones and victories in the weeks and months ahead.