RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann has made history by becoming the youngest manager to progress from the group stage of the UEFA Champions League since the tournament's inception.


The German achieved the impressive feat at the tender age of 32 years, four months and four days old having led his team to three victories from five matches so far this campaign. Leipzig's qualification was secured with a last-ditch equaliser against Benfica on Wednesday night as the two sides ultimately drew 2-2 in Germany.

Nagelsmann made his name at Hoffenheim before he took over at Leipzig at the beginning of the season. He was charged with achieving the lofty ambitions held at Leipzig despite his tender age.


So far though, Nagelsmann has arguably exceeded expectations with his side currently one point off top spot in the Bundesliga already with their name in the hat for the knockout stages of the ​Champions League. Their only real blip in their European campaign was a disappointing and unexpected 2-0 home defeat to French side Lyon.


This is not the first time Nagelsmann has made European history. He also remains the youngest manager to take charge of a Champions League game, something he achieved last season with Hoffenheim. His victories in this campaign for Leipzig also saw him become the youngest manager to win a Champions League match.

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Thus far, everything is looking up for Leipzig and they will be hoping to put on more strong displays in the league as well as their final group game to really make a statement. 


With Nagelsmann briefly linked with the Tottenham job before Jose Mourinho took over, maybe we will see the young German leave the Bundesliga to try his hand at another top European club in the near future. 


For now though, he will be focussed on taking Leipzig as far as he can this season.