The first time is never forgotten. Europe embraces a new talent, Jamal Musiala. Born on 26 February 2003 in Stuttgart from a German mother and Nigerian father, the young Bayern Munich midfielder played as a starter against Lazio in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, immediately hitting with a right to the unstoppable corner for Reina. the first 2003 to score in the top continental competition. And already a record. But not the first. Because debuting on 20 June 2020 in the final minutes against Freiburg, he became 17 years and 115 days old the youngest rookie in the history of the Bavarian club in the Bundesliga.
Gi in gol
Over? Macch. On the first day of this season he scored in the 8-0 against Schalke (18 September 2020), becoming the youngest scorer in Bayern history at 17 years and 205 days. Updating a record that lasted for over 20 years, from 1999, and was the Paraguayan striker Roque Santa Cruz (now 39 years old at Olimpia Asuncion).
Contested in the national team
Musiala is the most courted player in the world. On the one hand the Germany by Joachim Lw; on the other England by Gareth Southgate. Both coaches are trying to convince him to wear the jersey of his national team, declaring several times that he can be called up for the next European Championships. A tough choice for this guy, that Friday 26 February I will turn 18. But linked to its history.
Musiala started playing 5-a-side football with the Lehnerz, in Germania, before moving in 2010, when he was just seven, to England with the whole family for the mother’s studies. In the UK the midfielder joined the Academy of the Southampton, but already the following year, in 2011, he switched to Chelsea. In London no one has ever forgotten the debut of this child who most of all had a great desire to play football: four goals against peers and Wigan. From l to the age of 13 he was called up by the English Under 15 national team and at 15 even in theUnder 18.
For the reign of her Majesty Elizabeth II, however, the unexpected lurks. And political: Brexit. For this reason in 2019 the family decided to say goodbye to England, to return to Germany. Here Musiala goes to Bavaria Monaco in the Under 17. Ironically, at the time she was coached by Miroslav Klose, who with the Lazio shirt played five seasons collecting 171 appearances (63 goals). Just the first opponent who fell under the blows of Musiala in the Champions League. Now Klose is Hans-Dieter Flick’s deputy in the first team and hasn’t stopped giving advice to this guy since innate talent. That soon will have to listen to his heart to decide who to play with. Whether with Germany or England. In Bavaria, everyone is optimistic about the s a la Die Mannschaft. Meanwhile, nearly 18-year-old Musiala enjoys the six trophies won with Bayer Monaco: Bundesliga, German Cup, Champions League, German Super Cup, European Super Cup and Club World Cup. An incredible palmares. another record?
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