Bellingham Breaks Mbappe’s Champions League Record

Bellingham Breaks Mbappe's Champions League Record

The England international surpassed a record held by Kylian Mbappe by scoring in Borussia Dortmund’s Champions League win over Besiktas on Wednesday.

Bellingham opened the scoring before providing an assist for Erling Haaland,

just before half-time as the Bundesliga outfit held on for a 2-1 victory.

With his goal, Bellingham became the youngest-ever player to score in consecutive Champions League appearances.

 

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About the record.

Bellingham’s most recent Champions League appearance before Wednesday,

came in last season’s quarter-final second leg against Manchester City.

The midfielder opened the scoring for Dortmund in the first half,

before City stormed back with two goals in an eventual 4-2 aggregate win.

By scoring against Besiktas in Dortmund’s 2021-22 Champions League opener,

Bellingham, at 18 years, 78 days, broke Mbappe’s record set in March 2017 with Monaco when he was 18 years, 85 days.

Bellingham became the youngest-ever Englishman to score an away goal in the Champions League.

A record previously held by Liverpool’s Trent Alexander-Arnold (19 years 10 days in October 2017 vs Maribor).

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