Last Friday, Paris Saint-Germain defeated Lille OSC 2-0 at the Parc des Princes and Mauro Icardi’s goal in the 17th minute not only put the hosts in the lead, but it also broke a record previously held by Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
The goal was Icardi’s 10th since joining PSG on the last day of last summer’s transfer window via a loan from Inter Milan. It’s the fastest any PSG player has scored 10 goals for the club, beating Ibrahimovic by a considerable margin.
Icardi devient le joueur le plus rapide à arriver à 10 buts avec le @PSG_inside en compétition officielle au 21e siècle (après 654 minutes de jeu). Il fait mieux que @Ibra_official (après 818 minutes de jeu) #PSGLOSC
— Marchetti (@Marchetti1967) November 22, 2019
It took the Big Swede 818 minutes (slightly more than 9 full matches) of play to reach the 10-goal plateau while Icardi did it in 654 minutes (just over 7 full matches) of play.
As reported by Culture PSG, manager Thomas Tuchel was asked about Icardi breaking Ibrahimovic’s record:
“Ibra will not be happy about that, he has to live with that and that’s good for Mauro.”
Icardi will look to continue his impressive goal-scoring streak against Real Madrid on Tuesday at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. A win for Les Parisiens would clinch first place in Group A of the UEFA Champions League.
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