The South Korean's two goals against Manchester City secured Tottenham Hotspur a place in the semi-finals

Son Heung-min has broken Champions League history by becoming the top Asian scorer

The Korean Herald reports that Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min has set a new record as the top Asian scorer in Champions League history.

Yesterday, Son contributed two goals for Spurs against Manchester City in the UEFA Champion League.

Although Spurs lost 4-3, the North London team knocked Manchester City out of the competition by scoring more away goals on aggregate (4-4). Son also scored the only goal in the first Tottenham Hotspur – Manchester City Champions League leg.

Having scored 12 career goals in the Champions league, the South Korean striker is now the top Asian scorer in the tournament, steaming ahead of Dynamo Kyiv star Maksim Shatskikh of Uzbekistan.

Across all competitions this season, Son has scored 20 goals. His career high was in the 2016-17 season when he scored 21.

Tottenham Hotspur will play against Ajax in the Champions League semi final on 30 April. However, Son will be serving a one-match ban after picking up his third tournament yellow card in the second half against Man City.

Last year, Son faced racism from fans of London rival team West Ham.