Joao Pedro Scores The Brighton First-Ever European Football Goal


Joao Pedro, a striker for Brighton, scored the team’s first-ever goal in European football on Thursday, making history for the organization.

After 30 minutes, the Brazilian forward came up to score the goal that tied the Seagulls and their Greek opponents. The Greek squad scored again just before halftime after Roberto De Zerbi’s team had fallen behind early on.

Pedro scored another penalty to restore parity midway through the second half, but Ezequiel Ponce’s 84th-minute goal gave the visitors the victory.

Their first-ever goal in European soccer came from Brighton. When De Zerbi’s club finished sixth in the Premier League last year, they qualified for the Europa League for the first time ever.

After losing on Thursday, Brighton will play in the Premier League again on Sunday when they host Bournemouth.