FC Bayern is currently enjoying the appearances of Jamal Musiala week after week. The 19-year-old was also good for a goal against VfL Wolfsburg. But not only that: the versatile offensive man even broke another record with his goal.
He is FC Bayern’s youngest Bundesliga goalscorer (17 years, 205 days), he is Munich’s youngest Champions League goalscorer (17 years, 363 days) and he is also the youngest German international in DFB tournament history (EM use at 18 years and 117 days): Jamal Musiala. But that’s not all. Now the top talent from FC Bayern has secured another record.
The teenager was able to set another record after scoring a goal in the 2-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg last weekend. With 14 Bundesliga goals, he is Bayern Munich’s top teen goalscorer.
Musiala had previously been on the same level as Uli Hoeneß, who scored 13 goals for Bayern before his 20th birthday. Now the teenager passed today’s Honorary President of FC Bayern.
With his goal against the wolves, Musiala set another record: At 19 years and 169 days, the DFB kicker is the youngest German player in Bundesliga history to reach the mark of 14 goals, as reported by the data service “Opta”. Only former BVB star and Englishman Jadon Sancho was 24 days younger when he scored his 14th Bundesliga goal.
Kahn: Musiala plays “extraordinary”
But Sancho has long since switched to Manchester United in the Premier League. The focus now is Musiala. This had given the record champions the lead in the 33rd minute with a well-considered shot. Shortly before that he had been fouled.
It was great, CEO Oliver Kahn praised the youngster, “having the peace and quiet to lift my head and think about which corner I’m going to shoot at”. He’s playing exceptionally at the moment, Kahn continues: “His goal was outstanding, that’s great.” At the moment, with national player Musiala, “a lot of things are coming together:”
FC Bayern “glad to have such a player [wie Musiala] to have”
Sport director Hasan Salihamidzic also emphasized that “we are happy to have such a player. It’s great how he turns in a small space – a feast for the eyes,” said Salihamidzic. In general, it’s “a lot of fun” to watch the offensive around Musiala and superstar Sadio Mané: “We’re unpredictable up front.”
Salihamidzic doesn’t expect Musiala to take off in the face of the praise: “He’s a great boy, very professional and has nothing else on his mind.” But Kahn also warned: “We know what we have in him. But we mustn’t forget that it’s only the second matchday.”