What better way to commemorate teenage prodigy Jamal Musiala's 100th outing than by highlighting the most memorable moments of his remarkable climb to date. On Saturday night, Bayern Munich defeated Schalke 2-0.
1. The youngest baller of Bayern in the Bundesliga (20 June 2020)
Musiala is currently causing havoc throughout Germany. He has been directly involved in more goals this season (15 in 15 outings) than any other Bayern player and more than any other player in the Bundesliga. It is hard to believe that the master of attacking midfield only made his Bundesliga debut a little over two years ago.
Fresh-faced Musiala made league history at Bayern's prestigious club when he did it at the youthful age of 17 and 115 days. He replaced Thomas Müller, who Musiala had praised as one of the finest in the world at the role he had, in the 88th minute of a 3-1 victory over Freiburg, he has established himself this year as a number 10 behind the attackers for Julian Nagelsmann's team.
2. The newest and young Bundesliga goal scorer for Bayern (18 September 2020)
Young Musiala has an obsession with hogging the spotlight on the field. He was given a second quick substitute appearance for Bayern in the first game of the 2020–21 season at home against Schalke after continuing to impress then Bayern coach Hansi Flick during the 2020 summer break.
Musiala scored his first league goal nine minutes after replacing Serge Gnabry. He did so by cutting inside and firing. At the time, he was 17 years and 205 days old, breaking the record previously held by Mathys Tel, who scored against VfB Stuttgart this season at the age of 17 years, 136 days. Schalke supporters may not want to be reminded of the outcome from that day, which was an 8-0 thumping, as they prepare to face a confident Musiala-propelled Bayern this weekend.
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3. Had an impact on the UEFA Champions League (23 February 2021)
It was only a matter of time before Musiala prized open defenses across the continent, shattering even more records in the process thanks to his razor-sharp mind and fierce talent. Before scoring his first Champions League goal away against Lazio in February 2021, he had previously made three outings for Bayern in 20/21, the former European champions. Bayern scored twice in the first leg of the last-16, winning 4-1 thanks to a superb finish from the edge of the box.
He had not yet decided whether he would play for Germany, where he was born, or England, where he spent the majority of his upbringing, so he dutifully made history by scoring the youngest goals from both nations. He had not yet decided whether he would play for England, where he spent the majority of his boyhood, or Germany, his country of birth, therefore he promptly became the youngest player to score goals for both countries in the Champions League!.
4. A Joy in Europe (23 June 2021)
Jogi Löw, a former head coach of the German national team, was initially drawn to Musiala because of his unceasing creative spark and intelligence beyond his years. Musiala earned his debut for Germany in a 3-0 victory over Iceland during the following international break in March 2021 after choosing Germany over England in a tug-of-war over his identities.
His inclusion in the German team for the postponed Euro 2020 competition in the summer of 2021 was made possible by this. In the 82nd minute, Musiala was called off the bench as Germany was about to be eliminated from the competition after falling behind Hungary 2-1 in Munich in the thrilling group stage decider. He was instrumental in setting up Leon Goretzka for the crucial equalizer that gave Germany the win two minutes later. And became the youngest man to ever join Germany in a significant competition, another record was set but abandoned amid that enormous impact.
5. Wins Bayern another league championship (23 April 2022)
By the end of his second complete season with Bayern, Musiala was steadily securing a coveted spot in the all-star lineup of the Munich club. The actions of that kind of Saturday evening in late April will forever be remembered as the turning point in his terrifying journey to fame. Musiala scored a late goal with precision at home against archrival Borussia Dortmund after coming off the bench to win Der Klassiker 3-1. Exuberant scenes were witnessed at the Allianz Arena as Bayern won the Bundesliga for the tenth consecutive season thanks to the game-winning goal.
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