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Jude Bellingham Put On Champions League Masterclass At Just 17-Years-Old

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Jude Bellingham Put On Champions League Masterclass At Just 17-Years-Old

Jude Bellingham had an incredible game for Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday night, as the 17-year-old helped his side qualify for the Champions League quarter finals.

It was Erling Haaland who once again stole the headlines for Dortmund, as he usually does in the Champions League, with two goals against Sevilla, including a controversial penalty with an even more controversial celebration.

The brace took the Norwegian striker to 20 in the competition in just 14 games, making the 20-year-old the quickest player to reach that mark, with Harry Kane's previous record of 24 games absolutely destroyed.

However Haaland wasn't the only young player essential to the German's 2-2 draw on the night, with midfielder Bellingham putting on a performance beyond his years.

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The teenager, making his sixth start in the Champions League since moving from Championship Birmingham City last summer, put on a masterclass in midfield and his personal highlights show how good he was.

The youngster did play in the first leg, in which Haaland also shone, as Dortmund won 3-2 away in Spain but wasn't in starting lineup for the weekend's game against Bayern Munich.

He was recalled against Sevilla and the reaction to his performance speaks for itself, with many calling on Gareth Southgate to call him up for the Euros this summer.

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The youngster, who became the third youngest player to play for England back in November, made his debut for Birmingham at the age of 16 years, 38 days, to become the club's youngest player, in August 2019.

He played 44 times for his hometown club, where he'd been since the age of seven, and his performances attracted attention from some of the world's biggest clubs.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer welcomed him for a tour around Manchester United's training ground but he chose to move to Germany, for a reported initial £25 million.

Birmingham were mocked for retiring his number after just one year in the first team but he's showing just how special a player he is right now.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Football, Jude Bellingham, Euro 2021, Borussia Dortmund, Champions League, Sevilla, La Liga, Bundesliga

Ryan Sidle
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