Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount secured his place at a small and exclusive club last night with his goal against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu.
The 23-year-old scored Chelsea’s opening goal last night when they beat Madrid 3-2 away, but was knocked out of the Champions League 5-4 on aggregate.
Thanks to his goal, Mount joined Danny Welbeck and Alan Smith as the only other English players to score against Real in the Champions League match at the Bernabeu, according to Opta Joe in the tweet below…
3 – Mason Mount is the third English player to score a Champions League goal against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu, after Alan Smith in 2001 and Danny Welbeck in 2013. Iman. pic.twitter.com/lKcwjdStHp
– OptaJoe (OptaJoe) April 12 2022
Mount put in a great game against Los Blancos, although in the end it wasn’t enough to help Thomas Tuchel’s side qualify.
Despite the remarkable turnaround that saw Chelsea top the game, Carlo Ancelotti’s men managed to score a late goal to take him into extra time, when they scored again to move closer to the semi-finals.
Mount’s performance certainly gives the Blues hope for the future, as he did something that even English midfield greats such as Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Paul Scholes had never done with a strike in this famous arena.