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17-year-old Rico Lewis becomes Man City's youngest ever Champions League goalscorer, he couldn't believe it

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17-year-old Rico Lewis becomes Man City's youngest ever Champions League goalscorer, he couldn't believe it

17-year-old Rico Lewis became Manchester City's youngest ever Champions League goalscorer against Sevilla and looked like he couldn't believe what he just done.

Bury-born Lewis, who has been with City's academy since the age of eight, has made a number of cameo substitute appearances for the first-team after impressing in pre-season.

With City already confirmed to have topped their group following last week's draw with Borussia Dortmund, Pep Guardiola handed Lewis a first start in their final Champions League group game.

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He produced a strong showing at right-back and capped off a fine display with a historic goal to open his account for the club.

With City 1-0 down to a Rafa Mir header in the first-half, Julian Alvarez played Lewis in behind and the galloping defender smashed the ball in past Bono at the near post.


He celebrated passionately and had a beaming smile on his face as he was mobbed by teammates. Lewis shared a moment with fellow academy graduate Phil Foden and had his hand on his mouth in disbelief.

Aged 17 and 346 days, Lewis is the second-youngest goalscorer in Champions League history and joins fellow Englishman Jude Bellingham in bagging in Europe's premier competition before his 18th birthday.

City finished the group campaign with a win after summer signing Alvarez got on the end of a gorgeous Kevin De Bruyne assist in the 73rd minute, before the Argentine laid on pass for Riyad Mahrez to secure the win.


Lewis played 85 minutes and went off to a standing ovation when replaced by Joao Cancelo.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Manchester City, Sevilla, Champions League, Pep Guardiola

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