Erling Haaland Surpasses Ronaldo Nazario and Zinedine Zidane in UCL Goalscoring Charts


Erling Braut Haaland scored twice, and became the fastest player to net 15 Champions League goals, as Borussia Dortmund brushed aside Club Bruges.

Haaland latched on to a Jadon Sancho pass to slot home, reaching the landmark in his 12th game – seven fewer than the previous record held by Ruud van Nistelrooy and Roberto Soldado.

England winger Sancho made it 2-0 with a curling, 20-yard free-kick.

Haaland, 20, swept home his second after the ball broke lose in the area.

Dortmund now need a point from their final two group games to advance to the last-16, while a win against Lazio in their penultimate match next Wednesday would see them claim top spot in Group F.

Norway striker Haaland, who was named the 2020 Golden Boy over the weekend, was already the joint-fastest to five Champions League goals – taking three games, the same as Didier Drogba – and the quickest to score 10 goals (seven matches).

The most goals anyone had scored in 12 games before was the 11 by former Brazil striker Adriano.

Sancho, who has faced criticism this season and was dropped to the bench for Dortmund’s league win at Hertha Berlin last weekend, was also in excellent form.

The 20-year-old Englishman, said: “I’ve been practising my free-kicks recently, so I’m happy it came off today.

“I’m just happy I’m playing and that I have coaches who believe in me. It’s been a hard situation for me recently, but it’s all about how I come back.”


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