Haaland writes Champions League history with new record

Norwegian Erling Haaland became the fastest player to score 40 goals in the Champions League when he scored against German Leipzig on Tuesday to help Manchester City win 3-2.

Manchester City star Haaland (23 years old) became the fastest player to score in the Champions League in just 35 games, breaking the record held by Dutchman Ruud van Nistelrooy until yesterday Tuesday.

It took Ruud van Nistelrooy 45 games to reach this number, which makes Haaland 10 times better than him.

This is Haaland’s 12th goal against RB Leipzig, which is at least five more than he has scored against any other opponent.

Haaland scored 17 goals in a Citizen jersey, after scoring 15 goals with Borussia Dortmund and eight goals with Red Bull Salzburg.

Haaland’s new record comes just days after he broke the Premier League record of 50 goals, as he fell 17 games short of the previous mark.

The young Norwegian scored against Liverpool on Saturday in his 48th game in the Premier League. Breaking the previous record of 65 games held by Manchester United legend Andy Cole.

Kylian Mbappé, in third place, is the fastest player to reach this figure as he needs 59 games, while the two top scorers – Lionel Messi and Robert Lewandowski – 61 games needed.

Luis Obinda’s brace put Leipzig ahead at the end of the first half, with Haaland’s latest goal overturning a two-goal deficit.

This is the first time Manchester City has overturned a two-goal deficit in the Champions League after losing all six previous games.

With this result, Manchester City consolidated England’s unbeaten record in European competitions after avoiding defeat in the last 19 games in the Champions League and European Super Cup.

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