NEWS
Sunday August 26 2018
Pellegri makes Ligue 1 history

Italian 17-year-old Pietro Pellegri took just four minutes to score for Monaco, becoming the first Ligue 1 player born in 2001 to find the net.

The former Genoa striker joined Monaco last season for €21m plus bonuses, but barely featured due to injury concerns, making only three Ligue 1 appearances before now.

Today he came off the bench and found the net four minutes later against Girondins de Bordeaux, his first appearance of the season.

He pinched it off Jules Koundé and rifled in for their equaliser, but Bordeaux snatched a 2-1 victory in stoppages.

Pellegri is 17 years, five months and nine days, becoming the second youngest Ligue 1 player to score after Kylian Mbappé (17 years and 62 days).

He is also the first player born in 2001 (specifically in March) to score in Ligue 1.

This is nothing new to Pellegri, who was already the first player born in the 21st Century to score in Serie A and any of the top five European leagues.

He netted for Genoa in a 3-2 defeat at Roma on May 28, 2017.

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