Football Manager players tend to have a fairly good knowledge of the top young players that are emerging in the game. Each edition of the game has a handful of 'wonderkids' that are all but guaranteed to light it up as you get further into your save, making them a must buy if you can get them into your squad.
While many of these players fail to live up to that billing in real life, there is always a sense of satisfaction for FM users to see such names perform on the big stage.
Tonight provided a prime example.
Karim Adeyemi scores stunning winner against Chelsea
Borussia Dortmund hosted Chelsea in the first round of their Champions League last-16 clash this evening, with the game turning out to be a rather cagey affair.
Neither team created all that many chances, with one piece of brilliance turning out to be the difference between the sides.
Karim Adeyemi was the man to provide it, with the 21-year old displaying an incredible turn of pace to burn the Chelsea defence, before taking the ball around Kepa and steering the ball home.
What a goal from Karim Adeyemi 💨#UCL pic.twitter.com/XVgBmSwAj0
— Watch the UCL on LiveScore 🇮🇪 (@LiveScoreIE) February 15, 2023
An incredible piece of play.
While Chelsea would push for an equaliser in the closing stages, this ultimately proved to be the difference between the sides.
Benfica have one foot in the next round thanks to a 2-0 win in Belgium, while a Karim Adeyemi stunner was the difference between the sides in Dortmund.
Who do you fancy to go through to the quarter-finals? 🤔 #UCL pic.twitter.com/a9Z8I7nLSi
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) February 15, 2023
Adeyemi has been mooted as a potential top talent for some time now, a billing he looks to be slowly living up to.
Football Managers players will certainly be familiar with him, with the former Red Bull Salzburg man being one of the must-have wonderkids during recent editions of the game.
Having joined Dortmund for a fee of around €30million last summer, this was his fifth goal from the 21-year old in all competitions this season.
If his previous virtual exploits are anything to go by, there should be plenty more to come in the years ahead.