Jude Bellingham becomes the youngest Englishman to net in the Champions League as he opens an account in Europe with Stunner against Man City … and Owen Hargreaves says the ‘incredible’ ability of a 17-year-old is scary. ‘ is
- Jude Bellingham scored his first goal in the Champions League on Wednesday
- The 17-year-old brilliantly searched for the top corner to score against Man City
- He became the youngest Englishman ever to score in the Champions League
- Owen Hargreaves praised ‘amazing’ teenager after strike
Jude Bellingham made history by becoming the youngest Englishman to score in the Champions League.
At 17 years and 289 days, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder rewrote the record book when he opened the scoring in the second leg of the German side’s quarter-final against Manchester City.
Bellingham misplayed a goal in the first leg, but this time was not ruled out as he took a touch before firing to the top corner to score his first goal in Europe.
Jude Bellingham (left) made Champions League history with his goal against Manchester City
17-year-old becomes the youngest Englishman to score in a European tournament
The former Birmingham City academy has been a standout against Star City on two legs and has his first half performance remaining in Germany BT Sport Pandit Owen Hargreaves Awak.
‘Wow, she’s incredible, she’s amazing,’ said Hargreaves.
‘The Touch, Composing and Finishing. He has the instinct to get into the box and the quality to do so is frightening. The more you see him, the more he will blow you away. ‘
Soon after his goal he was running back to step down from Riyadh Maharaj’s line and was most affected by the teenager’s hunger to impress Hargreaves ally Peter Crouch.
Ederson was in full stretch but could do nothing to end the English teenager’s strike.
Borussia Dortmund’s official Twitter account was keen to remind followers of the player’s age
Rio Ferdinand gave his thoughts on the target as the British quickly started trending online
“Bellingham is everywhere,” said Crouch.
‘He is fired for this game but he remains so calm in possession and it is very difficult to do so.’
Rio Ferdinand was quick to react to the goal as social media exploded into life when Bellingham found the top corner.
‘JUDEEEEEEEEEEEE,’ Ferdinand tweeted.
Borussia Dortmund’s official account was in disbelief, writing: ‘Jude Bellingham is 17 years old.’
In netting on Stellgart’s win, Bingelheim got his first Bundesliga goal last weekend.
Bellingham was super in the first leg and completed that form through Wednesday’s second leg