Jude Bellingham is the youngest Englishman to ever score in the Champions League when he opened his account in Europe with a stunner against Manchester City … and Owen Hargreaves says the 17-year-old’s ability is “incredible” “scary” is.
- REPORT: Man City survives early fear to advance to Champions League semi-finals
- Jude Bellingham scored his first goal in the Champions League on Wednesday
- The 17-year-old brilliantly found the top corner to score against Man City
- He was the youngest Englishman to ever score in the Champions League
- Owen Hargreaves praised the “amazing” teenager after the strike
Jude Bellingham made history by becoming the youngest Englishman to ever score in the Champions League.
At 17 years and 289 days, the Borussia Dortmund midfielder rewrote the record books when he opened the goal in the quarter-finals for the German team against Manchester City.
In the end City struck twice and prevailed 4-2 overall, but it remained a historic night for the ex-star of Birmingham City.
Jude Bellingham (left) made Champions League history with his goal against Manchester City
The 17-year-old was the youngest Englishman to ever play in a European tournament
Bellingham saw a goal in the first leg parried for a foul but was undeniable this time as he made a touch before shooting into the top corner for his first goal in Europe.
The former Birmingham City Academy starlet, who was on less than £ 500 a week before leaving for Dortmund, was a standout player against City and his performance in Germany BT Sport Expert Owen Hargreaves speechless.
“Wow, he’s amazing, he’s amazing,” said Hargreaves.
‘The touch, serenity and the end. He has the instinct to arrive in the box and the quality of doing so is scary. The more you watch him, the more he blows you over. ‘
Shortly after the goal, he raced back to clear Riyad Mahrez’s strike from the line, and Hargreaves’ colleague Peter Crouch was most impressed with the teen’s appetite to impress.
Ederson was in full swing but there was nothing he could do to fend off the English teenager’s strike
Borussia Dortmund’s official Twitter account wanted to remind fans of the player’s age
Rio Ferdinand was thinking about the goal when the Englishman quickly went online
“Bellingham is everywhere,” said Crouch.
“He’s so excited about this game, but he has remained so calm in possession and it’s so hard to do.”
Rio Ferdinand was quick to respond to the target when social media came to life when Bellingham found the top corner.
“Judeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee,” tweeted Ferdinand.
Borussia Dortmund’s official report was incredulous and wrote: “Jude Bellingham is 17 years old.”
Bellingham scored his first Bundesliga goal last weekend and scored the win against Stuttgart.
Bellingham was great in the first leg and carried this form through to the second leg on Wednesday
It was an achievement for the 17-year-old, even if Dortmund was eliminated from the competition.
Mahrez canceled Bellingham’s early goal from the penalty spot shortly after the start of the second half.
Phil Foden, who scored the decisive second goal in the first leg a week ago, made Dortmund pay again when he hit a stunner from a distance to take the tie beyond the Germans and send City to the semi-finals for the first time in the Pep Guardiola era.
Bellingham and Co are now facing a real battle for qualification for the Champions League next season, as they are seven points behind Eintracht Frankfurt in fifth place in the Bundesliga with only six games remaining.