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Europe: Champions League
Dortmund J. Bellingham (15)
Manchester C R. Mahrez (Pen. 55), P. Foden (75)

Dortmund's Jude Bellingham creates UEFA Champions League history

By Akhil Fisher

The 17-year-old has etched his name in history books after curling in his side's opener against Manchester City in the 2nd leg.

Jude Bellingham.
Jude Bellingham.Photo: Borussia Dortmund

Jude Bellingham opened his Champions League account and struck home a wonderful curler to give Die Schwarzengleben some hope of qualifying to the semi-finals. However, Riyad Mahrez’s 55th minute penalty and Phil Foden’s goal, once again, put the next stage out of reach for the hosts as they crashed out 4-2 on aggregate.

Nevertheless, in scoring his first goal in the competition, the nifty teenager created history by becoming the youngest English footballer to ever score in the competition’s knockout stage at 17 years, 9 months and 17 days.

In doing so, Bellingham overtook the record set by Bayern Munich’s Jamal Musiala, who scored in this season’s last 16 clash against Lazio – when he was just two days away from his 18th birthday.

He also became the second-youngest ever scorer in the UEFA Champions League knockout stage – just behind Bojan Krkic who scored when he was 72 days younger for Barcelona against Schalke in April 2008.

Barcelona’s Ansu Fati remains the competition’s youngest ever goal scorer (at 17 years & 40 days) when he netted the winner against Inter Milan in this season’s group stages.

Youngest English scorers in the Champions League -
1. Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund - 17 years 289 days
2. Jamal Musiala, Bayern Munich - 17 years 363 days
3. Phil Foden, Manchester City - 18 years, 285 days

Youngest scorers in the Champions League knockout stages -
1. Bojan Krkic, FC Barcelona - 17 years 218 days
2. Jude Bellingham, Borussia Dortmund - 17 years 289 days
3. Jamal Musiala, Bayern Munich - 17 years 363 days

35Marwin Hitz
2Mateu Morey ↩81
16Manuel Akanji
15Mats Hummels
13Raphaël Guerreiro
22Jude Bellingham ↩80
23Emre Can
8Mahmoud Dahoud ↩75
36Ansgar Knauff ↩68
9Erling Håland
11Marco Reus (C)
1Roman Bürki
40Stefan Drljača
27Steffen Tigges ↪81
14Nico Schulz
26Łukasz Piszczek
10Thorgan Hazard ↪75
19Julian Brandt ↪80
24Thomas Meunier
30Felix Passlack
32Giovanni Reyna ↪68
37Tobias Raschl
Manchester C
2Kyle Walker
5John Stones
3Rúben Dias
11Oleksandr Zinchenko
20Bernardo Silva
16Rodri Hernández
8İlkay Gündoğan
26Riyad Mahrez ↩88
17Kevin De Bruyne (C)
47Philip Foden
13Zack Steffen
85James Trafford
7Raheem Sterling ↪88
9Gabriel Jesus
21Ferrán Torres
6Nathan Aké
14Aymeric Laporte
22Benjamin Mendy
27João Cancelo
50Eric García

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