For the second time in three days,
Chelsea B Vitesse Arnhem played against VVV-Venlo, and for the second time in three days, Vitesse beat VVV-Venlo. And for the second time in three days, they did so thanks in part to an Armando Broja goal.
But while Broja’s goal over the weekend only put the cherry on top of a 4-1 win-cake in the league, his goal yesterday — a rather well-taken header (a rarity for him) in the second phase of a corner in the 75th minute — proved to be the all-important winning goal in a 2-0 victory that put Vitesse into the KNVB Cup final for only the fifth time in club history! (The man who gave that cross, Oussama Tannane added the insurance ten minutes later.)
The goal was also a nice milestone for Broja, who thus his double-digits in goals (10 in 23 appearances, 15 starts) in his very first season in senior professional football! He’s already been turning heads with his performances, which have made him the most prolific teenager in all of Europe’s biggest leagues, and now he’s helped his loan-club make history as well! Very well done, Armando!
Having now also taken the time to check other leagues, no teenager in top flight football in Russia, Portugal, Ukraine or Belgium has scored more than Broja either, so it's entirely fair to say he's the top-scoring teenager in Europe's top leagues.— Chelsea Youth (@chelseayouth) February 27, 2021
Vitesse have won just one of their four prior trips to the Dutch Cup final, in 2016-17 (their first and, so far, only, major trophy), thanks in great part to a certain Lewis Baker. Win or lose — they take on either Heerenveen or Ajax next month — hopefully, Broja’s career takes on a slightly more positive trend than Lewis’s has since then...
Exclusive interview with Chelsea loanee Armando Broja— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) March 2, 2021
- On being the top teenager goalscorer in Europe's top-six leagues
- On being Chelsea's youngest top flight loan star
- On going from Spurs to Chelsea
- On his idols R9, CR7 and Drogbahttps://t.co/9Vm8DoHi41 #CFC