Watch: Aston Villa academy graduate makes Champions League history
By Amir Mir
Marc Albrighton made history by scoring Leicester’s first-ever Champions League goal against Club Brugge on Wednesday night.
The 26-year-old winger latched on to a defensive error from right-back Luis Hernandez’s long throw to etch his name into Foxes history.
Despite the Aston Villa academy graduate being released by his boyhood club in 2014, he has gone on to win the Premier League and score the Foxes’ first ever Champions League goal.
Leicester went on to win their first-ever Champions League game 3-0 against the Belgium champions in their own back yard with Albrighton playing 90 minutes.
Here is Albrighton making Champions League history for the Foxes as posted by BT Sport’s official Twitter account.
Subscribe to Football Insider TV now
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) September 14, 2016
Tamworth-born Albrighton made his Villa Park debut against Rapid Vienna for then-manager Martin O’Neill in a Europa League qualifier in 2009.
Albrighton went on to make 103 appearances for the Midlands side scoring nine goals and providing 19 assists before being released by then-manager Paul Lambert on a free in 2014.
He signed for Midlands rivals Leicester City after leaving Villa where he was a part of the Foxes’ surprise Premier League triumph in 2015/16.
The winger made 38 Premier League appearances for Claudio Ranieri’s side scoring two goals and providing seven assists as Leicester shocked the world and lifted the Premier League crown.
In other Aston Villa team news, this is how Roberto Di Matteo’s side are expected to line-up against Ipswich, with this first-team trio missing out.