Kylian Mbappe scored a club-record 201st goal for Paris St-Germain in an entertaining 4-2 win over Nantes.
He had to wait until the 92nd minute but was clinical as he turned to finish left-footed and go clear of Edinson Cavani at the top of the PSG goal list.
The France forward, who turned 24 in December, has established himself as a footballing superstar.
“I play to make history,” said Mbappe, who joined in 2017 initially on loan from Monaco before a 180m euros move.
“I have always said I wanted to make history in France, in the capital of my country, in my city, and I am doing that. It’s magnificent, but there is still a lot to be done.”
Mbappe finished the game as captain and told Canal Plus: “For me, as a native Parisian, this is special. If someone had said to me I would score the goal to beat the record while wearing the captain’s armband, I would not have believed it.”
The Frenchman has played at two World Cup finals, winning the trophy in 2018 and earning the Golden Boot as top scorer in 2022.
Mbappe, who also won the 2021 Nations League with his country, scored a hat-trick in December’s World Cup final against Argentina, which France lost on penalties after a 3-3 draw.
Since joining PSG from Monaco in 2017 for a world-record fee for a teenager, Mbappe has won four Ligue 1 titles and topped the division’s scoring charts for each of the past four seasons.
This season, the forward has now scored 30 goals and made eight assists – taking his total to 85 for the club in 247 games.
PSG went 2-0 up at the Parc des Princes with Lionel Messi opening the scoring before Jaouen Hadjam’s own goal.
However, Nantes came back to level before half-time thanks to goals from Ludovic Blas and Ignatius Ganago, with PSG goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma caught out at his near post for the first and making a fumble that led to the second.
Mbappe crossed for Danilo Pereira to head the home side back in front on the hour mark before his crowning moment came late in the game.
- 99G Donnarumma
- 5MarquinhosSubstituted forBitshiabuat 76′minutes
- 26MukieleSubstituted forSolerat 71′minutes
- 33Zaïre-EmerySubstituted forPembéléat 86′minutes
- 25Nuno Mendes
- 3GirottoBooked at 69mins
- 4PalloisSubstituted forSimonat 70′minutes
- 26HadjamBooked at 63minsSubstituted forda Silva Marcelinoat 70′minutes
- 17SissokoSubstituted forGuessandat 80′minutes
- 25MolletSubstituted forAhmed Abdallahat 69′minutes
- 14GanagoSubstituted forCocoat 80′minutes
- 31Ahmed Abdallah
- 38da Silva Marcelino
Match ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Nantes 2.
Second Half ends, Paris Saint Germain 4, Nantes 2.
Attempt saved. Mostafa Mohamed (Nantes) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Fabien Centonze.
Hand ball by Evann Guessand (Nantes).
Goal! Paris Saint Germain 4, Nantes 2. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Timothée Pembélé.
Attempt blocked. Lionel Messi (Paris Saint Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Carlos Soler.
Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner. Assisted by Vitinha.
Carlos Soler (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Marcus Coco (Nantes).
Attempt saved. Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top right corner.
Kylian Mbappé (Paris Saint Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Marcus Coco (Nantes).
Substitution, Paris Saint Germain. Timothée Pembélé replaces Warren Zaïre-Emery.
Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Vitinha.
Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Danilo Pereira.
Corner, Nantes. Conceded by Carlos Soler.
Substitution, Nantes. Evann Guessand replaces Moussa Sissoko.
Substitution, Nantes. Marcus Coco replaces Ignatius Ganago.
Attempt missed. Ignatius Ganago (Nantes) left footed shot from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left. Assisted by Fabien Centonze with a cross.