Erling Haaland made Champions League Record

March 15, 2023

Erling Haaland of Manchester City has made history again again, breaking Kylian Mbappe’s record to become the Champions League’s youngest player to score 30 goals.

The Norwegian attacker also got there faster than any other player, with only 25 games.

The record is now broke on Tuesday after Haaland scored from the penalty spot to give City a 1-0 lead in the second leg of their last-16 clash at the Etihad, which they won 7-0.

To beat the mark, the attacker comfortably slotted the ball past goalie Janis Blaswich.

Haaland is 116 days younger than Mbappe was when he scored his 30th Champions League goal for PSG.

After his second goal of the match, Haaland had 36 goals in 36 appearances for City since signing from Borussia Dortmund.

Haaland completed his hat-trick just before halftime, scrambling the ball across the line following a frenzied City corner.

With his 38th goal in all competitions less than 10 minutes into the second half, Haaland tied City’s 94-year-old record for goals per season.

He subsequently broke Tommy Johnson’s 1927/28 record with his fifth of the night barely three minutes later.

Erling Haaland beat Kylian Mbappe to make new Champions League

Haaland has eight goals in the Champions League for City, with the majority of his goals coming during his stint at Dortmund.

The 22-year-old earned his first Champions League goals while at Red Bull Salzburg, where he struck eight times in 2019 before joining the Bundesliga in the middle of the season.

Mbappe now has 40 goals in the Champions League but is unable to prevent PSG from being out from the last-16 by Bayern Munich.

After the Ligue 1 squad is defeated by the Bundesliga giants, the French forward is unlikely to add to his tally this season.

When it comes to breaking records, Haaland has a track record in this tournament.

In the same spirit, he owns the record for the fastest player to score 20 goals – and he did so in 14 matches, the fewest amount of appearances.