Wed, 19 Dec 2018
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London

RB Leipzig forward Oliver Burke became the first Scottish player to score in the Bundesliga for almost 17 years when he netted in the 1-1 draw at Cologne on Sunday.

Burke, 19, made his first start for newly promoted RB Leipzig since joining from Championship side Nottingham Forest for a reported fee of around 8364;15 million and becoming the most expensive-ever Scottish player.

The Scotland international, playing in the centre of the Leipzig attack, was on target after only five minutes when he converted a through ball from Marcel Sabitzer.

That made him the first Scottish player to score in Germany's top flight since Brian O'Neil did so for Wolfsburg in a defeat against Hertha Berlin in November 1999.

"It feels amazing -- words can't describe it," Burke told the official Leipzig website. "It's real dream come true for me. As soon as it hit the back of the next, I was so happy and just wanted to celebrate with my teammates."

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