Mauro Icardi Breaks Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Goal-Scoring Record

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.

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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Tags Ligue 1 Lille OSC Mauro Icardi Thomas Tuchel Zlatan Ibrahimovic