JUDE BELLINGHAM scored a sensational goal to give Borussia Dortmund the lead in their quarter-final defeat at the hands of Manchester City.
The England star, 17, was cruelly robbed of his first Champions League goal in the first leg at the Etihad.
Jude Bellingham curled home a beautiful strike to give Dortmund the lead over CityCredit: Reuters
Bellingham appeared to poke the ball away from Ederson and slot the ball home – but the referee blew for a foul.
The ex-Birmingham midfielder was left furious and vented his displeasure on Twitter.
But Bellingham made sure he had his revenge in the second leg with a wonderfully composed goal to give his side the lead.
After some good work from Erling Haaland in the box, a blocked shot fell to the Three Lions youngster.
Bellingham took a neat touch to get the ball out of his feet and curled a sumptuous strike into the top corner.
The goal not only put Dortmund ahead in the second leg but also gave the German giants a lead on away goals.
It also ensured Bellingham became the youngest EVER English player to score in the Champions League.
However, the goal was in vain after a second-half penalty from Riyad Mahrez and a late screamer from Phil Foden sent City into the semis.
Bellingham celebrated his first ever Champions League goal wildly with HaalandCredit: AFP
The ball flew past a helpless Ederson and into the top corner to give Dortmund the edgeCredit: PA
YOUNGEST ENGLISH SCORERS IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE
Apr 14, 2021 – Jude Bellingham (Dortmund) – 17y 289d
Sep 28, 2011 – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (Arsenal) – 18y 44d
Oct 24, 2018 – Jadon Sancho (Dortmund) – 18y 213d
Oct 23, 2017 – Theo Walcott (Arsenal) – 18y 221d
Mar 12, 2019 – Phil Foden (Man City) – 18y 288d
But tongues were still wagging about Bellingham’s strike, with Dion Dublin telling BBC Radio 5 Live: “That is an amazing finish, the first touch is incredible.
“The placement of the ball and the composure to put it into the top corner for such a young boy is incredible.”
And it completely backed up what the BT Sport studio were saying about him before the game.
Owen Hargreaves, Peter Crouch and Joleon Lescott raved about ‘complete’ Bellingham, even saying he was in the best three players on the pitch – along with Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden.
The goal came just four days after Bellingham opened his Bundesliga account.
Bellingham netted in the 3-2 win away to Stuttgart in what was a monumental performance from the teenager.
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