Dusan Vlahovic nets historic Juventus goal on UEFA Champions League debut

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Dusan Vlahovic recorded Juventus’ first-half record against Villarreal in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday.

The Serbian international, who made his debut in the tournament after leaving Fiorentina last month, but the Bianconeri ahead 32 minutes later in El Madrigal.

Controlling Danilo’s long ball before hitting Geronimo Rulli, Vlahovic became the only player to score in the first minute of his UEFA Champions League debut.

Following in the footsteps of Andreas Moller (of Borussia Dortmund against Juventus in 1995) and Ishak Belfodil (of Hoffenheim against Manchester City in 2018), Vlahovic’s goal was the fastest Champions League goal for a player to start playing for Juve.

He is only the second Juve player to score in the first minute of any match in the tournament – after Alessandro Del Piero faced Manchester United in 1997 – the 22-year-old and the first to score in his first Bianconeri game in the modern relegation zone. format.

It was the first goal in a Champions League semi-final since David Alaba beat Juve 24 minutes later at Bayern Munich in 2013.

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