Julián Álvarez Surpasses Lionel Messi with Stunning UEFA Champions League Achievement

Manchester City had a convincing 4-0 (5-1 on aggregate) UEFA Champions League semifinal second-leg win over Real Madrid on Wednesday.

Bernardo Silva was the star of the game, scoring a brace in the first half and joining an elite company after torturing Real Madrid. However, the Portugal international wasn’t alone in making some history.

Julián Álvarez became the youngest Argentine to score in the Champions League semifinals at 23 years, three months and 17 days. The Manchester City striker surpasses Lionel Messi, who had the record at age 23, 10 months and three days.

After Manchester City went up 3-0 and was well on their way to going to the UEFA Champions League final, Álvarez scored late in stoppage time to add more salt to the Real Madrid would. Nonetheless, it also put the 23-year-old in rare company.

Furthermore, both scored against Real Madrid to reach this feat, so aside from winning a FIFA World Cup, they’re now connected to an impressive Champions League stat.

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