Monaco Star, Mbappe Overtakes Messi
The consolatory goal scored by Kylian Mbappé against Juventus on Tuesday has helped him overtake Lionel Messi on the list of players with the most goals in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage in a single season.
Cristiano Ronaldo is the only player with more - 8 goals.
Mbappé, who is now the youngest player in history to score in a Champions League semi-final (18 years and 140 days old) also equaled compatriot Thierry Henry's UCL tally of six goals but with more games.
His strike for Monaco during Tuesday's clash against Juventus in Turin may not have stopped the Old Lady reaching the Cardiff final, but it cut short the bids by both the Italian club and keeper Gianluigi Buffon to top the UEFA Champions League all-time rankings for not conceding a goal.
Buffon's run of not conceding at exactly ten hours' playing time was also brought to an end by the youngster.
That puts him 5th on the all-time table for the longest unbreeched run by a single goalkeeper in the UEFA Champions League, with the record still Jens Lehmann's 853 minutes for Arsenal between 18 October 2005 and 13 September 2006.
It is no longer news that several clubs are on the line to sign Mbappé away from Monaco and the French club themselves have resigned to fate that they won’t be able to keep their 18-year old forward for another season.