Kylian Mbappé proudly held the unusual gold trophy with the number “201” on the top in his hands, for the group picture injured teammate Neymar also hobbled onto the lawn on crutches.

“I play to make history. And I’ve always said that I want to do it here, in France, in the capital,” said the attacking star after becoming the sole record goalscorer for Paris Saint-Germain with the 201st competitive goal for Paris Saint-Germain clubs.

“It’s a personal success, but I also came here for the team success,” said the World Cup top scorer and was already looking forward to the second leg of the Champions League next Wednesday at FC Bayern Munich. PSG’s biggest hope is Mbappé – after his substitution in the 1-0 first leg defeat, he was a constant threat to the Bayern defense.

“We’re going to Munich to qualify for the next round,” announced Mbappé. “We are determined, we have regained our confidence.” Despite immense financial injections from investor Qatar Sports Investments, Paris Saint-Germain is still waiting for its first title in the prestigious Champions League.

However, the dress rehearsal was hardly suitable as an encouragement. The Ligue 1 leaders beat FC Nantes 4-2 at home on Saturday, but again revealed defensive weaknesses. Only after Mbappé’s record goal in stoppage time were doubts about the victory removed. The 24-year-old previously shared the record with Edinson Cavani.