Erling Haaland braut once again showed sharpness in his shots. The 19-year-old has now scored 8 goals in the Champions League, the same record for Eden Hazard and he opened fire in 5 consecutive Champions League matches.
Erling Haaland scored a goal when FC Salzburg met KRC Genk on the fifth day of the Champions League. In the match at Luminus Arena, FC Salzburg won with a score of 1-4.
FC Salzburg dominated the first few minutes, appeared. Despite being the away team, right after the first half, FC Salzburg led 2 goals thanks to the work of Patson Daka and Takumi Minamino.
In the second half, the pressure from Jesse Marsch’s army was not easy. Hwang Hee-chan and Erling Haaland are the two names that continue to score. KRC Genk only had a consolation goal from Mbawa Samattta after 85 minutes.
According to Opta, the 19-year-old striker became the first player under 20 to score in five consecutive matches in the European Cup, not even Messi and Ronaldo can do this, only Alessandro Del Piero and Diego Costa have ever done it.
Haaland also became the teenage player to score the most in one season in the UEFA Champions League (8 goals/5 matches), surpassing Kylian Mbappe (2016/2017 season, 6 goals) and Raul Gonzalez (1995/1996 season).
Erling Haaland owned another Champions League goal this year after the match against KRC Genk. That means, the Norwegian now has scored 8 goals in the Champions League group stage. The figure is amazing and unimaginable for a 19-year-old player.
In fact, Erling Haaland’s number of goals is now equal to Eden Hazard’s record. The Real Madrid star has scored 8 goals in a Champions League season playing for Chelsea and Lille. But Erling Haaland still played 44 fewer matches than his elder brother. Eden Hazard also failed to score a goal for Real Madrid in this year’s Champions League.
Erling Haaland has always scored goals in 5 consecutive matches in the Champions League. It all happened in the first 5 matches of this 2019/2020 season. The Salzburg striker has the opportunity to become the top scorer of the 2019/2020 Champions League season. Erling Haaland is only 2 goals behind Robert Lewandowski – the Bayern Munich striker has scored 10 goals and led the race to win the Champions League top scorer title this year.