Giovanni Reyna made history Tuesday night when he became the youngest American to play in a UEFA Champions League game, according to USA Today Sports.
The 17-year-old impacted the result too, tallying an assist on Dortmund’s winning goal to send his club to a 2-1 victory over Paris-Saint Germain in the first leg of the Round of 16.
Reyna was subbed on during the 67th minute with Dortmund up a goal, before Neymar evened things up for PSG in the 75th. The score didn’t stay tied for long, as Reyna got the ball at midfield on a counter, took a few touches into space and found Erling Haaland at the top of the box for the go-ahead goal.
Every angle of THAT Håland goal ? pic.twitter.com/C5GsIUpChj
— Bleacher Report Live (@brlive) February 18, 2020
Prior to Reyna’s debut, Christian Pulisic was the youngest American to play in the Champions League, making his debut for Dortmund four days before his 18th birthday.
A member of the United States’ Under-17 World Cup team, Reyna comes from a soccer background. His father, Claudio Reyna, was the former U.S. national team captain and his mother, Danielle Egan Reyna, made six appearances for the U.S. women’s national team in 2003.