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Interesting stats from Matchday 3 | UEFA Champions League 2019/20

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Modified 21 Dec 2019, 00:50 IST

# 2: Kylian Mbappé breaks Lionel Messi's record to become the youngest player to score 15 goals in the Champions League

Kylian Mbappé 
Kylian Mbappé 

Kylian Mbappé became the 95th different player to score a Champions League hat-trick as the World-Cup winner came off the bench to play a starring role in Paris St. Germain's 5-0 victory away from home against Club Brugge.

At the age of 20 years and 306 days, Mbappe became the youngest player in Champions League history to score 15 goals in the competition, a record that was previously held by Lionel Messi.


#1 Lionel Messi becomes the first player to score in 15 successive Champions League season

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi scored his first Champions League goal of the season by opening the scoring for Barcelona in a 2-1 away win at Slavia Praha on matchday three.

By virtue of his goal, Messi became the first player in Champions League history to score at least one goal in 15 consecutive seasons.

It was Messi's record-extending 67th group-stage goal in the Champions League. Alongside Cristiano Ronaldo, the Argentinian maestro holds the record for most hat-tricks in the history of the competition, with the duo netting 8 trebles apiece.

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Published 24 Oct 2019, 19:34 IST
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