Arsenal loanee breaks Firmino’s Hoffenheim record

Reiss Nelson has become the youngest Hoffenheim player to score seven Bundesliga goals, breaking the previous record set by Roberto Firmino in 2012.

The winger, on loan at the Bundesliga side from Arsenal, netted his side’s second in a 2-0 win over Hertha Berlin, heading home a Nico Schulz with 15 minutes left.

At 19 years and 125 days old, Nelson has reached the tally 225 days younger than Brazil forward Firmino was when he did while on his way to netting 49 goals for the Germans before sealing a move to Liverpool.

It has taken just 19 games for Nelson to net seven goals for Julian Nagelsmann’s team, who are sixth in the German top-flight and aiming to seal a place in next season’s Europa League.

However, Sunday’s strike brought an end to his 11-game goalless run, with his last goal for the team coming in November against Augsburg.

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