Mbappe breaks Messi’s champions league record

Soccer Football - Champions League - Group A - Club Brugge v Paris St Germain - Jan Breydel Stadium, Bruges, Belgium - October 22, 2019 Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe celebrates scoring their fifth goal REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Substitute Kylian Mbappe fired in a second-half hat-trick as Paris Saint-Germain eased past Club Brugge.

In doing so, Mbappe broke Lionel Messi’s record as the youngest player to score 15 goals in the Champions League.

The French forward, not long back from injury, was introduced in the 52nd minute with the score 1-0 after Mauro Icardi’s early opener.

Mbappe headed home the second goal within ten minutes of his introduction, and teed up Mauro Icardi just two minutes later as PSG extended their lead.

And the former Monaco man completed his hat-trick with a quickfire double around the 80 minute mark, first sneaking a finish into the far corner after rounding the goalkeeper before latching on to Angel Di Maria’s fabulous outside-of-the-foot through ball.

The 20-year-old is almost a year younger than Messi was when the Barcelona attacker scored his 15th goal.

The win keeps PSG top of Group A, five points clear of Real Madrid having won all three of their games so far.

The Ligue 1 leaders are yet to concede in this season’s competition.