Quite a week for the 19 year-old wunderkinds of European soccer.
On Thursday, João Félix became the youngest player to ever record a hat trick in Europa League play, leading Benfica to a 4-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.
On Saturday, Borussia Dortmund‘s Jadon Sancho said, “Hold my non-alcoholic beer.”
Sancho’s brace led BVB to a much-needed 2-1 win over Mainz. BVB hold a temporary two-point Bundesliga advantage over game-in-hand Bayern Munich (who play on Sunday).
The two goals also put Sancho in rarefied air in Europe this season, as he becomes one of only five players in Europe’s top five domestic leagues to tally at least 10 goals and 10 assists for the year.
Jadon Sancho reaches double digits in goals and assists.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) April 13, 2019
What a season for the Dortmund teenager 👏 pic.twitter.com/uPhRhrUAUX
The 2019 summer transfer period will likely lead to major changes for both Félix and Sancho. At this rate, the next record they break may end up being “highest transfer fee for a teenager in Europe football history.”