Erling Haaland is currently in the form of his life. He has scored 12 goals in 7 competitive fixtures this season, including two hat-tricks and looks set for many more goals.

Record Breaker 

The Manchester City striker has already broken a series of Premier League records. He overtook Coventry legend Mick Quinn’s record for most goals in a player’s first five games in the English top flight. 

He scored a hat-trick on his UCL debut for Red Bull Salzburg in 2019 and two on his first appearance for Borussia Dortmund in 2020. All eyes were glued to the screen to see what he could do on his European bow for City. He scored twice in a comfortable 4-0 win over Sevilla in just over an hour. Only 31 players in the 30-year history of the Champions League have scored more goals than City’s new icon. He’s only played 20 games in the UCL; the same number as Fabrizio Ravanelli, but has 18 more goals. In the Premier League and Champions League this season Haaland has made 167 touches and scored 12 goals.

Whichever way you look at what Haaland has done in Europe in the last three years, it’s clear he is setting monstrous new standards for goalscoring in elite European football.  Harry Kane scored 15 goals in his first 20 Champions League appearances, falling one goal short of the then-record, held by Ruud van Nistelrooy. Amazing numbers, no doubt but Haaland has eclipsed that. 

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Which players have reached 25 Champions League goals quickest? Erling Haaland has done it in 20 games. Ruud van Nistelrooy and Filippo Inzaghi did it in 30 games. At the time their scoring pace seemed exceptional but they have all been surpassed by a man on a mission. No matter what game, what competition, Erling Haaland is on a mission to score goals and break records. 

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