Daka Nets First Uefa Champions League Goal… As Mwepu Contributes Two Assists


Zambian striker Patson Daka netted his debut UEFA Champions League goal on the night his countryman Enock Mwepu provided two assists.

Daka opened the score on 43 minutes racing into the history books as he became the first Zambian player to score in the UEFA Champions League after it was changed from the European Cup in 1992.

In the old format that was revised in the 1992/93 season Kalusha Bwalya scored a goal for PSV Eindoven on October 2, 1991 as they beat Turkish side Beskitas.
Daka’s goal opened the floodgates for Red Bull Salzburg who ran away 4-1 winners away to Belgian side Genk in a Group E clash.

Mwepu who put in a 90 minute shift weighed in with two assists in the 45th for Minamino’s goal and 87th for Braut Halaand’s clincher.

Red Bull will face Group E leaders Liverpool on December 10 at the Red Bull Arena in their final match with victory over the European champions propelling them to the knockout stages.
On the same night Norwegian sensation Haaland continued to break more scoring records as he found the net again in Red Bull Salzburg’s win at Group E rivals Genk.

The 19-year-old struck in the 87th minute and became the first teenager in the history of the European Cup/Champions League to score in five consecutive appearances in the competition.

He is also the first player to score eight goals in his first five appearances in the competition, surpassing Harry Kane and Diego Costa who scored seven in the same number of matches.

And Haaland is now one of five to have scored in the first five games of a group phase – along with Alessandro Del Piero (Juventus, 1995-96), Sergei Rebrov (Dynamo Kiev, 1997-98), Neymar (Paris St-Germain, 2017-18), Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid, 2017-18) and Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich, 2019-20).

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