What else to say about Erling Haaland? Except that he hits and hits and hits? For example, that he scores faster than anyone in the Champions League before.
Following Manchester City’s 4–0 win at Sevilla, Haaland has so far scored 25 goals in his 20 Premier Class games – no one in the history of the competition has reached this goal faster or shorter than the former Dortmunder.
Nevertheless, his teammate Kevin De Bruyne still sees room for improvement in the 22-year-old. “I think the way he has adapted to our game is really cool,” the Belgian said. “But apart from scoring goals, there is another part of our game that is not so easy to adapt. It only makes it more exciting. If he can adapt to that as well, our level will go up.”
Haaland scored again in the first Champions League game with his new club. He had previously done so with Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund. “The Champions League is back and I love it,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday night. By the way: There are now only 31 players in the history of the Champions League who have scored more goals than Norway. He has just completed 20 games in the Premier Class.
Kylian Mbappe is one of those standing over Haaland. The Frenchman also started the new season with Paris Saint-Germain’s 2-1 win over Juventus. At 23 years and 260 days old, the striker is now the youngest player in Champions League history to score 35 goals. Let’s see if Erling Haaland can break this record.
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