Nigeria-eligible star breaks Henry’s long standing record, as Bayern Munich draw at Salzburg

Nigeria-eligible star breaks Henry’s long standing record, as Bayern Munich draw at Salzburg

The youngster was unsung for the Austrian champions, as he helped his side secure a hard-fought draw that could have been a victory 

Junior Adamu broke Thierry Henry’s 17-year record of the fastest substitute to score a goal in the UEFA Champions League after his 21st-minute strike that gave Salzburg a 1-1 draw against Bayern Munich.

Salzburg welcomed German giants Bayern Munich in the first leg of their round of 16 clash in the UEFA Champions League. The Austrian giants were underdogs going into the tie.

Bayern Munich started on the front foot as usual, but Salzburg put up a stealth defence. However, Salzburg suffered an early setback, as forward Noah Okafor sustained an injury in the 10th minute, which ensured that he had to leave the game for Junior Adamu.

Nevertheless, it turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as Nigeria-eligible Adamu scored just 11 minutes after his introduction.

He received a perfectly weighted pass from Brenden Aaronson to calmly slot behind Sven Ulreich.

Salzburg were brilliant on the night, as they chased down every ball and put the Bavarians’ defence on their toes.

Adamu could have scored a second in the second half, but for a block from Lucas Hernandez.

The Austrian champions put on a solid defensive front, repelling all the Bayern Munich attacks. However, they got punished in the 88th minute, as Kingsley Coman latched on to a loose ball to fire home and restore parity.

Salzburg held on for the rest of the game to see out a 1-1 draw.

The Red Bulls travel to Munich in three weeks time for the second leg, and anything short of a victory would send them home.

Salzburg hero Adamu was born in Nigeria to Nigerian parents, but he has spent most of his life in Austria. He has played one game for the Austrian national team, but he could still switch to Nigeria because he has just one senior international cap.


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