A CL debut to forget for young goalkeeper

A CL debut to forget for young goalkeeper

Arkadiusz Milik bagged a hattrick as Napoli thrashed Genk 4-0 in a thrilling Champions League match that saw the Italian outfit proceed to the last 16 of the competition.

Koninklijk Racing Club Genk, commonly known as KRC Genk, fielded 17-year-old Maarten Vandevoordt between the posts and who knows, the young player probably went home crying after what Milik and Napoli put him through for 90 minutes.

Vandevoordt, the youngest keeper to start a Champions League game, conceded early on when he dwelt on a backpass and Milik scored from close range.  Milik then scored from Giovanni di Lorenzo's cross and completed his treble with a penalty after Vandevoordt fouled Jose Callejon before Dries Mertens converted a chipped 'Panenka' penalty late on.

He conceded inside the first 3 minutes in his Champions League debut, and from then on it was downhill. Even though his team had already been eliminated, the youngster would definitely love to forget that night.

At 17 years and 287 days, Vandevoordt became the youngest keeper in the competition, beating the previous record of Benfica's Mile Svilar, who was 18 years and 52 days old when he played against Manchester United in October 2017.