Paris Saint-Germain’s performance in this year’s Champions League’s group stage has been nothing short of incredible. And now it is also historic.
Marco Verratti’s goal in the 79th minute against Celtic not only put the Ligue 1 giants up 5-1 in the contest but was also the side’s 22nd goal of the group stage to that point.
That broke the old record of 21, set by Borussia Dortmund last year.
What makes it even more impressive is that not only has PSG shattered the record, adding two more goals to their tally on the night in a 7-1 demolition of Celtic, they did it with one matchday remaining.
The only blemish for PSG was that they conceded at all. Celtic’s goal to open the scoring in the contest may have been nothing more than a distant memory by the end, but it was the first time PSG had allowed anything in the group stage.
The goal was also the fastest ever conceded by the French club in UEFA’s top competition…