Son becomes top scoring Asian in Champions League history

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The Tottenham star netted twice in the opening 10 minutes against Manchester City to set the record

Tottenham star Son Heung-min has become the top scoring Asian in Champions League history with his quick-fire double against Manchester City

Spurs went down 1-0 in Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final second leg, with Raheem Sterling scoring City's fastest ever Champions League goal just three minutes and 51 seconds in the game.

But Tottenham's South Korean star popped up with goals in the seventh and 10th minutes to give his side the lead.

That lead wouldn't last long though in a wild first half, with Bernardo Silva levelling the match just a minute after Son's second and Sterling scoring his second and City's third 10 minutes after that. 

Son, however, had already made history after he scored the game's only goal in the first leg in London last week. 

With 12 goals, Son is now the leading goalscoring Asian in Champions League history, passing former Dynamo Kyiv star Maksim Shatskikh (Uzbekistan) for the record. 

It has been another prolific season for Son, with the 26-year-old having now reached 20 goals in all competitions for Spurs this season.

Wednesday's game saw other records set, with the frantic start setting the mark for the fastest four goals ever scored in a single Champions League match.

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In addition, Son and Sterling's early goals meant Wednesday was the first time in Champions League history that two players have scored two goals in the first 21 minutes of the same game.

Spurs would go on to reach to the semi-final after a wild 4-3 defeat, advancing via away goals in a 4-4 aggregate result. 

 

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