Lee Kang-in Scores 1st Goal in Spain's La Liga

  • By Kim Mee-hyun

    September 26, 2019 11:21

    Lee Kang-in of Valencia CF scored his maiden goal in Spain's La Liga on Wednesday.

    His goal in a home match against Getafe CF made Lee the youngest foreign player to score in the Spanish league, at the age of 18 years and 219 days, breaking Malian footballer Mohamed Sissoko's previous record of 18 years and 326 days.

    Lee Kang-in of Valencia CF reacts after scoring a goal in a home match against Getafe CF on Wednesday. /EPA-Yonhap

    With his team leading 2-1, Lee, who started the match, netted the goal in the 39th minute. The match ended in a 3-3 draw, however.

    Lee's profile at Valencia has increased substantially of late. Before the season kicked off, there were rumors that Lee would move to another club, as he had not made many appearances under manager Marcelino García Toral. But Albert Celades, who replaced Marcelino as the team's new manager a couple of weeks ago, has allowed Lee more playing time.

    Lee made his debut in the UEFA Champions League last week, becoming the youngest Korean ever to do so, after taking the pitch as a substitute in a match against Chelsea.

    • Copyright © Chosunilbo & Chosun.com
    Previous Next
    All Headlines Back to Top