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The France sensation put on another Champions League masterclass on Wednesday, scoring twice in a 3-2 quarter final away win over holders Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena.
And the devastating display has prompted Twitter user @bothgoats to compare the stats and achievements of Mbappe and Messi at the same age of their respective careers.
The conclusion was that Mbappe has surpassed the level that Messi was at when he was 22 years of age.
Mbappe has 27 goals and 17 assists in 43 Champions League games, including 13 in knockout fixtures. Messi, meanwhile, had scored 25 goals and assisted nine in 44 games.
World Cup winner Mbappe is also clear on the international stage, having scored 16 goals and assisted 13 in 42 games compared to Messi's 13 goals and 17 assists.
In terms of competitive fixtures, Mbappe's record is deemed superior @bothgoats courtesy of his match-winning displays in Russia in 2018 - one of which came against Messi and Argentina in the last 16.
Mbappe's average Ballon d'Or position is slightly better than Messi, who has won the coveted prize a record six times - and @bothgoats summarises by stating that "Mbappe is drastically ahead" in big Champions League games, has been more effective for his country and also has more "domestic achievement".
A summary:- stan (@bothgoats) April 8, 2021
• Mbappe is drastically ahead in the UCL in big games
• Internationally, once again better numbers, more clutch and effective involvements overall
• More domestic achievement so far
All it takes is some sense to get past the blind Messi worship. Mbappe is it.
What do you make of the points raised? Is Mbappe better than Messi was at 22?
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