Erling Haaland is a name that has become synonymous with goals in the world of football. The young Norwegian striker burst onto the scene in the 2019/20 season, scoring an incredible 44 goals in all competitions for Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund. Since then, he has continued his impressive form, and is now on pace to surpass the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the UEFA Champions League.
Haaland’s Champions League exploits have been nothing short of phenomenal. In just 20 appearances in the competition, he has already scored 20 goals, including a brace against Sevilla in the Round of 16 of the 2020/21 season. This puts him on pace to break the record for the fastest player to reach 20 Champions League goals. Which is currently held by Harry Kane (24 games).
To put Haaland’s achievements into perspective. Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, two of the greatest footballers of all time. Did not reach the 20-goal mark in the Champions League until their 40th and 56th appearances respectively. Haaland has achieved this feat in just 20 games, which is a testament to his incredible goalscoring ability.
Erling Haaland is ready to win the Champions League
Haaland’s prowess in front of goal is not just limit to the Champions League. He has been a consistent scorer for Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga. With 41 goals in just 43 appearances for the German club. His performances have also earned him a call-up to the Norwegian national team, where he has scored 12 goals in 16 appearances.
At just 20 years of age, Haaland has already established himself as one of the best young talents in world football. His blend of pace, power, and clinical finishing has made him a nightmare for defenders to deal with. He has also shown a remarkable level of maturity for a player of his age, with his work ethic and dedication to improving his game earning him praise from teammates and coaches alike.
Haaland’s performances in the Champions League have not gone unnoticed. He has been link with a move to some of Europe’s biggest clubs. Including Real Madrid and Manchester City. Wherever he ends up. It is clear that he has the potential to be a dominant force in world football for years to come.