Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Braut Haaland sets a new record by scoring his 15th Champions League goal in 12 matches, ending up being the fastest player in history to do so.
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Braut Haaland has end up being the fastest player in history to score 15 goals in the Champions League.
The Norwegian – who was also called the 2020 Golden Young boy – bagged a brace in Dortmund’s 3-0 win over Club Brugge on Tuesday night, with Jadon Sancho also discovering the back of the net on the night.
While that indicates that Haaland has scored in every Champions League game for Lucien Favre‘s side this season, the 20-year-old has damaged yet another record as the fastest player to strike the 15-goal mark in Europe’s elite competition – doing so in just 12 matches.
In addition, the former Red Bull Salzburg attacker has now chalked up more goals in the Champions League than footballing legends such as Ronaldo and Zinedine Zidane, as well as present world- distinguished strikers Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Roberto Firmino
The record for the least matches to reach 15 goals in the Champions League was formerly held by Roberto Soldado and Ruud van Nistelrooy, who both took 19 games to strike that target.
Haaland’s brace against Brugge takes him approximately 17 goals for the season in all competitions – with the Dortmund man already in double figures in the 2020-21 Bundesliga campaign.