The records that Erling Haaland has broken in the Champions League

Erling Braut Haaland continues to break records. The Borussia Dortmund striker was once again the protagonist with his umpteenth exhibition in the Champions League. He scored a double and was chosen as the best player in the round of 16 match between his team and the Sevilla, who was defeated 2-3. His name was unknown to the general public just over a year and a half ago and, now, he is one of the great stars on the world scene. His scoring numbers are spectacular and he continues to dazzle the football scene. This campaign he has scored 25 goals in 24 games and 8 in 5 Champions League games. Crazy.

He came out of anonymity on May 30, 2019, the date on which he scored nine goals for his national team at the U-20 World Cup in Poland. Norway beat Honduras 12-0 and the striker scored nine goals. I had barely been in the Salzburg, club that came from Molde FK and in which he had only played five games. His performances were worth for several greats of Europe to fight for him in January. He finally ended up landing at the Borussia Dortmund for € 20M for the transfer and € 23M in premiums (€ 8M to his father and € 15M to Mino Raiola, his representative).

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Last season he scored 44 goals and ten assists in 40 games during that campaign.. He was the player who scored the most goals and assists in the 19/20 and finished fifth in the Golden Shoe, behind only Immobile, Lewandowski, Cristiano Ronaldo and Timo Werner. In just four months into the season he scored more goals than in the previous three years he has played as a professional. On 20/21, The Norwegian hasn’t slowed down and has scored 25 goals in 24 games. Most amazing of all is his age: 20 years.

His numbers in the Austrian Bundesliga were staggering. He scored 16 goals in 14 games, including three hat-tricks and a double to which must be added the four goals scored in the two Öfb-Cup games, in which he has scored another triplet. After six months of adaptation in which he hardly participated, Haaland he knocked down the door of ownership at Salzburg and half of Europe was beaten for him in winter.

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It was not for less. The Erling Haaland phenomenon has only grown since its arrival in the Ruhr area. In his debut he came off the bench in the 56th minute and gave him time to score a hat-trick and give his team the victory. Has scored 28 goals in the 31 games he has played in the Bundesliga and his statistics in the Champions League are staggering.

Haaland was again decisive in the Champions League

Historical numbers in the Champions League

Haaland has made history in Europe’s top club competition. And it is difficult to start anywhere. The Norwegian forward has scored eight goals in the five games he has played this campaign. After scoring, against Sevilla, his eighteenth goal in the competition, became the youngest player to reach that figure: he has only needed 13 games. After that same number of encounters, Cristiano Ronaldo had not scored any, Messi had three and Lewandowski, six. This season has scored in the five games he has played (4 in the group stage and 1 in the round of 16), 8 goals in total, added to the 15 he has accumulated so far in the Bundesliga.

In his debut in the competition with Salzburg, in the 2019/2020 season, scored eight goals in all six group stage matches. It got wet in all but the last one. In the first, against Genk, he scored a triplet. Before him Liverpool, at Anfield, did another and, in the double confrontation against him Naples, made a double and scored at San Paolo. 18 goals in 990 minutes. Or what is the same, Haaland averages a goal every 55 minutes in the Champions League. Record. He scored ten goals between Salzburg and Dortmund in last season’s edition and only surpassed him Robert Lewandowski.

At his young age, Haaland has already scored 18 goals and far exceeds the figure set up to that point by Raul and Mbappé. The Spanish took 22 games to reach ten goals and the French needed 15 to reach ten goals. Haaland was also the first player to reach six goals in fewer games. He did it in three. Also, if you keep this average, he will surpass Cristiano’s 134 goals (competition record) before reaching 100 games.

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What’s more, matched Benzema’s mark by scoring in his first games in Europe. The Frenchman scored three goals in two different editions, Haaland twice and in consecutive games. As well beat Didier Drogba’s record, which was the only rookie to have scored five goals in the first three days. The Norwegian made six.

Comparing your numbers with Messi Y Cristiano Ronaldo, Haaland is also favored. The Argentine needed 25 games to reach ten goals. In fact, it took him five games to score his first goal. It was against Panathinaikos in 2005. The explosion of Cristiano it was much later. He did not score his first goal until his fourth Champions League appearance and it took 47 games to reach ten points. It was in 2007/2008, in which he exploded with Manchester United.

After the double that he has scored against Sevilla, Erling Haaland has become the footballer who has needed the fewest matches to reach 18 goals in the Champions League (13). The second fastest was Harry Kane, with 22, and Ruud van Nistelrooy (24). Cristiano Ronaldo needed 54.

What’s more, Sky Sport Italy revealed that in last season’s round of 16 match against PSG ran 60 meters in 6.64 seconds, from your area to that of the rival. When he was only 5 years old, Haaland became the boy of his age who achieved the greatest long jump in history: 1 meter and 63 centimeters.

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And exceptional figures in the Bundesliga

His landing in the Bundesliga at the hands of Borussia Dortmund could not be better. He made his debut for the yellow team coming off the bench in Augsburg and scored three goals in just half an hour. He became the first player in the history of the competition to debut as a substitute and score a treble. Haaland is the first player in all history of the 5 major European leagues that scores their first 5 goals in less than an hour of play since its debut, as reported Mister Chip and became the first player in Bundesliga history to score 7 or more goals in his first 3 games. The record man.

He is also the first player in the entire history of the Borussia Dortmund in scoring a goal in his Bundesliga debut, in the DFB Pokal and in the Champions League. His 2020/2021 season has started the same as the previous one. Much more established and recognized in the yellow set, the Norwegian has scored 15 goals and distributed four assists in 16 games. That is, participate in 1.18 goals per game directly.

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The records you can break

Erling Haaland consiguió six hat-tricks last season, 2019/2020. Cristiano Ronaldo’s one-season record is eight, in the 2014/2015 season. In addition to those eight triplets, the Portuguese played a poker and a poker (5 goals), something that no one else has achieved in the same season. In addition, in the 25 games he has played in these four months has achieved seven doubles.

He continues to dazzle the football scene and averages a goal every 55 minutes in the Champions League at just 20 years old. His first months in the elite were unbeatable and his great role in the most difficult club competition in the world catapulted him into the spotlight of the great European clubs. His good role at Salzburg made him land at Borussia Dortmund. Another great leap in a career that has grown meteoric in recent months and aims to be very big. What will be the next?

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