Stats show Mbappe, Haaland are taking over from Messi, Ronaldo after scoring hat-trick and brace

Stats show Mbappe, Haaland are taking over from Messi, Ronaldo after scoring hat-trick and brace

- Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be losing their dominance in world football

- The duo have just 15 goals combined in the Champions League since 2019-20

- While both Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland have 28 within the same period under review

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Youngsters Kylian Mbappe and Erling Haaland seem to have taken over forcefully from Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi.

The two players scored a hattrick to inspire their respective clubs to triumph in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 encounters earlier this week.

Stats reveal that both stars have now recorded 28 UCL goals since the 2019-20 season compared to the 15 goals scored by Lionel Messi and his bitter rival Cristiano Ronaldo in the same period.

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This however means that the Paris Saint Germain and Borrusia Dortmund attackers have forcefully taken over the mantle from the duo who have 11 Ballon d'Or awards between them.

Kylian Mbappe and Haaland have scored more Champions League goals than Messi and Ronaldo since 2019-20 season

Kylian Mbappe and Haaland shaking hands when Paris Saint-Germain and Borrusia Dortmund faced off in the Champions League in February 2020. Photo by Alex Grimm.
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Meanwhile, Haaland leads the chase for the Champions League highest goals scorer prize with eight goals so far this campaign.

Alvaro Morata of Juventus, Marcus Rashford (Manchester United), and Neymar of PSG are joint second with six goals.

Mbappe alongside Ciro Immobile and Olivier Giroud are third on the list with five goals while Ronaldo and Messi along with eight others.

Haaland has a total of 24 goals after 23 appearances in all competitions this campaign, while Mbappe has recorded a total of 21 goals in 28 games.

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The Frenchman hugged the headlines after outshining Lionel Messi and his teammates to score three stunning goals and handed PSG an advantage ahead of the second leg in Paris next month.

However, the World Cup winner had a heated argument with the Spanish defender in the almost one-sided game as other teammates quickly moved to separate the two stars from clashing.

Source: Legit Nigeria

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