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PA Borussia Dortmund's Jude Bellingham scores.
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17-year-old English starlet becomes second-youngest scorer in Champions League knockout history
Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham registered the opening goal against Manchester City.

JUDE BELLINGHAM became the second-youngest scorer in the history of the Champions League knockout stages with the opening goal in Wednesday’s quarter-final second leg with Manchester City.

Englishman Bellingham, who is 17 years and 289 days old, curled a superb 15th-minute strike into the top corner in Dortmund to level the tie 2-2 on aggregate and put the Germans ahead on away goals.

Only one younger player has netted in a Champions League knockout tie — Bojan Krkic, who scored for Barcelona against Schalke in April 2008 aged 17 years and 217 days.

Bellingham had scored his first Bundesliga goal for Dortmund in their 3-2 win at Stuttgart on Saturday.

He signed for Dortmund in the close season for €26 million after impressing for English Championship side Birmingham City last campaign.

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