Is Haaland the world’s next best No.9?

Erling Haaland took all the spotlight again during a Champions League night. The Norwegian striker scored a double against Sevilla, and again broke several records in the competition.

In his country he is already the top scorer in the history of the Champions League. His two goals in the second leg of the round of 16 saw him overtake Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s record of 19. Haaland already has 20.

The Borussia Dortmund striker – who was once again named man of the match – has scored his 20 goals in just 14 Champions League games, breaking the record of Harry Kane, who scored 20 goals in 24 games. Alessandro del Piero is the third quickest to reach goals (26 games) and Ruud van Nistelrooy is fourth (27).

To put this achievement into context, Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo reached 20 goals in the Champions League after playing 40 and 56 games, respectively. These stats make many wonder: is Haaland the next best No.9 in the world?

Haaland breaks Mbappe’s Champions League record.

Against Sevilla, Haaland also managed to surpass Kylian Mbappe’s goal record. The PSG forward reached 20 goals at the age of 21. Haaland is there already, and doesn’t turn 21 until July.

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