Kylian Mbappe reached another individual milestone in his career as he became the youngest person to 50 Ligue 1 goals as Paris Saint-Germain beat Nimes 3-0 at home.
Nkunku’s opener and Mbappe’s brace after the break sealed three points that stretched PSG’s lead at the top of the table to 17 points ahead of second-placed Lille.
It only took five minutes for Nkunku to open the scoring for the French champions thanks to a pass from Verratti.
Things could have been even better for Mbappe had he not had two goals ruled out in the first half, after being adjudged to have handballed the first and been offside for the second.
The striker finally got his name on the scoresheet after 69 minutes, marking his 50th goal in Ligue 1 with a neat finish after a PSG counter-attack, adding a second late on.
“I work every day to help my team as much as possible,” said Mbappe via ESPN after the final whistle.
“I want to enjoy my football because it is great fun. Scoring goals and breaking records is what drives me.”
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“The coach transmits [and] motivates us to never give up and to always keep going forward,” Mbappe said. “We have players that run for the full 90 minutes — we do it for him, as well as the supporters.
“We are working well. We have come a long way and we still have a long way to go — we need to continue like this.”
The previous holder of the record was Yannick Stopyra who reached the mark back in 1982 but at 20 years, two months and three days, Mbappe has overtaken his feat.