Jude Bellingham marked his competitive debut for Borussia Dortmund by becoming the club’s youngest scorer in their 5-0 win over MSV Duisburg in the DFB-Pokal first round.
The teenager, who signed from Sky Bet Championship club Birmingham in the summer, got on the scoresheet with 30 minutes played when he collected a pass from Thorgan Hazard and applied the finish.
It created history for Dortmund after Jadon Sancho had opened the scoring from the penalty spot on his 100th appearance for the German outfit. With Bellingham joining Sancho on the scoresheet, two Englishmen were on target for the Bundesliga club for the first time in their history.
It was only a 45-minute cameo for the ex-Blues youngster, who was withdrawn at half-time while Hazard, Giovanni Reyna and Marco Reus added further goals in a routine victory for Lucien Favre’s men.
Favre had earlier revealed his happiness that Sancho, a priority transfer target for Manchester United, was staying at the club, praising his ‘enormous’ qualities and backing him to improve further over the course of the season.
He duly opened the scoring with a penalty in the 14th minute, while Thorgan Hazard set up Bellingham with his heel in the 30th minute. The 17-year-old Bellingham was fortunate to see his shot rebound in off Duisburg goalkeeper Leo Weinkauf.
Dortmund’s task was made easier when Duisburg defender Dominic Volkmer was sent off for chopping down Erling Haaland in the 38th minute and Hazard made it 3-0 from the free kick, curling it inside the top corner.
Dortmund had to wait till the 50th minute for American midfielder Giovanni Reyna, also 17, to score his first goal of the season.
Marco Reus went on in the 57th after seven months out injured and the Dortmund captain scored three seconds later, taking Sancho’s perfectly played free kick and converting past Weinkauf.