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Julian Nagelsmann becomes youngest ever Champions League manager

first_imgJulian Nagelsmann became the youngest coach ever to manage in the Champions League following Hoffenheim’s 2-2 draw with Shakhtar DonetskNagelsmann is already the Bundesliga’s youngest manager, but he has now added the mantle in Europe at just 31 years and 58 days old.However, the German was unable to mark his Champions League managerial debut with a win after Hoffenheim twice surrendered the lead to settle for a 2-2 draw with Shakhtar at the Metalist Stadium on Wednesday.Goals from Florian Grillitsch and Havard Nordtveit seemed to seal the three points for Hoffenheim until de Andrade Barberan’s equaliser for Shakhtar nine minutes from time ensured a draw.While admitting that the result was fair, Nagelsmann was left to lament the missed opportunities.“The result is fair, due to the final quarter of an hour. We purposefully defended deep, to try and counter. The first goal was well worked by us, but we should’ve gone in the lead earlier,” said Nagelsmann in his post-match comments.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).“We should’ve decided the game in the second half, but we lacked being able to attack from the back. We saw a very pure and proper game of football and I’m not disappointed with our performance..”Elsewhere in Group F, Lyon pulled off a shocking 2-1 win away to Manchester City.31 – Aged 31 years and 58 days, Hoffenheim’s julian Nagelsmann is the youngest ever manager in the Champions League. Rookie. #FCSDTSG #UCL @achtzehn99_en @ChampionsLeague— OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) September 19, 2018last_img

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