Erling Haaland upstages Messi in staggering Champions League feat

Riley Morgan
·Sports Reporter
·3-min read
Dortmund star Erling Haaland (pictured) jumping in the air to celebrate his goal against Sevilla.
Young Dortmund star Erling Haaland (pictured) made history becoming the fastest player to score 20 goals (in just 14 games) in the Champions League.

Borussia Dortmund young gun Erling Haaland continues his unbelievable ascension to the top of the game after upstaging both Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo in the Champions League.

Haaland, 20, scored in the a double against Sevilla 35th and 54th minute of the second-leg tie against Sevilla, which at the time put Dortmund 2-0 up and all but ended any hope for the Spanish outfit.

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But the second goal marked an incredible record for the young Norwegian.

Haaland became the fastest ever player to score 20 goals in the Champions League.

It took him just 14 games to bang in 20 goals, eclipsing English striker Harry Kane's record of 24 games.

To put it into perspective, it took Messi 40 games and Ronaldo 54 games to score 20 goals.

Haaland also created other records with his brace.

He is also the youngest player to score 20 goals and the first player to score 10+ goals in their first two seasons in the Champions League.

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Haaland helps Dortmund progress

The young No.9 was in top form against Sevilla and scored in the 35th minute after Dortmund won the ball high up the field.

Reus was put through and squared the ball for Haaland who easily tapped home a finish.

The game appeared to be over after some VAR drama.

VAR deemed Haaland was fouled in the box and he was awarded a penalty.

Dortmund's forward Erling Braut Haaland holds his
Dortmund's forward Erling Braut Haaland holds his "man of the match" trophy after the UEFA Champions League, Last-16 2nd-Leg football match BVB Borussia Dortmund v Sevilla FC. (Photo by Ina Fassbender / various sources / AFP)

Haaland missed the initial shot, but VAR also pulled it back as Sevilla keeper Bono appeared to leave his line too early.

Haaland scored the second penalty, but received a yellow for celebrating in the keeper's face after the goal.

Despite the game appearing over, Sevilla staged a small comeback and scored an equaliser in the 96th minute.

At 2-2 the Spanish outfit had two opportunities to shoot inside the Dortmund penalty area before the ball was cleared and the German outfit advanced 5-4 on aggregate.

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