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A list of six records broken following Man City stunning comeback against PSG

A list of six records broken following Man City stunning comeback against PSG

Manchester City came out on top after a remarkable comeback against Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night.

Pep’s men came back from a goal down to defeat Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League’s penultimate group game this season.

The Citizens won Group A after goals from Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus gave them the advantage, allowing them to run away with a 2-1 victory after Kylian Mbappe had put them ahead.

It appeared that both clubs would breeze through to the next round of the competition. With their group rivals RB Leipzig and Club Brugge having zero and four points respectively, the aforementioned pair had little choice but to compete for the honor of finishing as group winners.

Despite the immense attacking talent on both ends and the host’s dominance, the first half between the two European heavyweights produced no goals.

It did not take long, however, for the game’s deadlock to be broken in the opening minutes of the second half. Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring for the visitors, slotting home from close range after a well-worked move by his teammates. 

The lead was short-lived, however, as Raheem Sterling tapped home Gabriel Jesus’ pass into the back of the visitors’ net in the 63rd minute. 

Gabriel Jesus found himself on the scoresheet less than 13 minutes later, scoring the game-winning goal for Pep Guardiola’s side.

The defeat of Club Brugge to RB Leipzig ensured a smooth passage for both Manchester City and PSG, who have 12 and eight points respectively ahead of the final group game.

Meanwhile, the outcome resulted in a series of revisions to the book of records and milestones, which are detailed below:

  • With the 45 goals he has scored in 2021 alone, Kylian Mbappe is one goal away from matching Thierry Henry’s record as the highest-scoring Frenchman in a calendar year.
  • Manchester City’s victory guarantees that they will win their Champions League group for the fifth straight season, becoming only the second English team to accomplish so in the current structure of the league, following Manchester United in 2006-07 and 2010-11.
  • Raheem Sterling is the fourth highest-scoring English man in the UEFA Champions League. He has now scored as many UEFA Champions League goals as Frank Lampard (23), with Wayne Rooney (30) and Paul Scholes (24) the only Englishmen to score more in the competition.
  • Kylian Mbappé has become just the 11th player to score 20 away UEFA Champions League goals, reaching that tally in just his 23rd away appearance, fewer than any of the previous 10 players reached 20 goals on the road.
  • At age 22 and 339 days, Kylian Mbappe is the second-youngest outfield player to make 50 Champions League appearances, behind only Cesc Fàbregas (22 years & 331 days).
  • Kylian Mbappé scored his 29th goals in the Champions League, equalling David Trezeguet as France’s third highest scorer in the competition (behind Karim Benzema and Thierry Henry).


A list of six records broken following Man City stunning comeback against PSG

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