Only One Player Holds The Honor Of Scoring In The Champions, Europa And Conference League
A litany of players can make the claim that they have netted goals in the Champions League and Europa League. With the introduction of the Conference League the question must be asked, has a player scored in the Champions, Europa and Conference League? After the first ever match day in Conference League history, the answer is yes. His name is Lorenzo Pellegrini.
The 25-year-old Italian can — for a short period of time that is — claim an honor that no other player in the history of European club soccer has. Pellegrini scored a brace in Roma’s opening Conference League game against CSKA Sofia, meaning he has found the net in all three European competitions.
One of Pellegrini’s goals won Conference League goal of the week. I recommend lowering your volume as for some reason the Conference League’s Twitter likes its videos loud.
Pellegrini Conference League Goal
— UEFA Europa Conference League (@europacnfleague) September 17, 2021
The Rome native has four Europa League goals to his name, with arguably his biggest coming against Ajax in the quarterfinals of the 2020-21 season.
Pellegrini Europa League Goal
Pellegrini’s lone Champions League goal was a game winner vs. CSKA Moscow in the 2018-19 group stage.
Pellegrini Champions League Goal
It’s likely that Pellegrini’s record won’t last for long. Tons of players in this season’s Conference League already have scored goals in the Champions and Europa Leagues. Tottenham alone has a full list that includes Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura, Dele Alli and Tanguy Ndombele.
For now though, Pellegrini is the only player to score in the Champions, Europa and Conference League.