Juventus striker Dusan Vlahovic has made Champions League history following his goal against Villarreal on Tuesday night.
2 – Dušan Vlahović (22 years, 25 days) is the second youngest player to score on their Champions League debut for Juventus after Alessandro Del Piero (20 years 308 days). Arrival. pic.twitter.com/XieQ5Anqbc
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The 22-year old who joined Juve from Fiorentina in January took just 32 seconds to find the back of the net in the game to break the record for the fastest goal scored by a debutant in the history of the competition.
Vlahovic controlled a long ball from his half with his chest and blasted a shot from a difficult angle past Villarreal goalkeeper Geronimo Rulli to break the deadlock.
VLAHOVIC ON DEBUT 🔲
All he needed was 32 seconds and Juventus’ new striker has a goal in his first #UCL match..
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The Serbian international has now broken Andy Möller’s record for the fastest goal to be scored by a debutant back in September 1995. Interestingly, the former Borussia Dortmund star managed the feat by scoring after just 37 seconds in a 3-1 defeat to Juventus.
Dusan Vlahovic’s goal is officially the fastest debut goal by a player in the #UCL, beating Andreas Moller’s set in 1995.
It only took him 33 seconds. 😳 https://t.co/wDYVQ1Dz4N
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The goal comes after the young attacker made an instant impact by scoring in his Serie A debut against Hellas Verona and has carried on in his first appearance in the UEFA Champions League.