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Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham breaks Champions League record last held by Kylian Mbappe

Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham breaks Champions League record last held by Kylian Mbappe

Bellingham stars in Dortmund win

Borussia Dortmund kicked off their Champions League campaign with a 2-1 victory over Turkish outfit Besiktas.

The Bundesliga side dominated for much of the encounter, but a Besiktas goal five minutes from time ensured a nervy finish.

Despite the immense talent on show for Marco Rose’s side (including Erling Haaland, Donyell Malen and Marco Reus), it was the youngest player on the pitch who made the breakthrough for Dortmund.

Jude Bellingham, a man quickly becoming a household name amongst both Premier League and England fans alike, ran onto a pass from full-back Thomas Meunier before firing the ball home to give his side the lead midway through the first-half.

It did not end there for the Englishman, though, who broke past two challenges before putting the ball on a plate for Erling Haaland to stroke in a second goal for Dortmund.

The record-breaking Englishman

On a night where records tumbled for Jack Grealish and Ajax’s Sebastien Haller, it was Bellingham who broke perhaps the most impressive one. In netting the opener on Wednesday, the teenager surpassed wunderkind Kylian Mbappe as the youngest player to ever score in consecutive Champions League games, at the tender age of just 18 years and 78 days old.

It is a mark of the immense talent that Bellingham possesses that he has managed to nail down a place in Dortmund’s starting XI at such a young age, having started every Bundesliga game so far this season, before being utilised from the off in their Champions League bow.

For the Englishman, the sky appears to be the limit.

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This article was edited by Conor Laird.

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