Manchester City forward Julian Alvarez took advantage of his playing time on Wednesday with Erling Haaland not starting in the final UEFA Champions League group stage matchup against Sevilla.
The Argentine made Pep Guardiola see that the Premier League club can count on him to provide consistent offense as the 22-year-old netted a brace in the second half against the La Liga side.
Additionally, the brace allowed Alvarez to join an elite group. OptaJavier pointed out on Twitter that only four players in the Champions League group stage had a match in which they scored one goal and two assists.
The other player is fellow Argentinian and Paris Saint-Germain star Lione Messi and it’s not the lone stat that the Manchester City forward is accompanying the veteran forward.
Furthermore, the young goal scorer also became the youngest Argentinean to be directly involved in three goals in a single UEFA Champions League match since 2009 in a game against Barcelona.