Haaland had another record-breaking Champions League night on Tuesday, scoring twice against Sevilla to help Dortmund advance to the quarterfinals.
Erling breaks Solskjaer’s record
Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer praised Borussia Dortmund player Erling Haaland for breaking his record for the most career UEFA Champions League goals as a Norwegian, noting it was “a matter of time” before his old mark of 19 fell. Haaland had another record-breaking Champions League night on Tuesday, scoring twice against Sevilla to help Dortmund advance to the quarterfinals. The 20-year-old played once from the spot and once from open play, as Dortmund progressed with a 5-4 aggregate victory. Haaland scored four of Dortmund’s five goals across the two legs. Speaking of Haaland at his press conference on Wednesday, the former Manchester United forward said: “It was just a matter of time before he scored more goals than me in the Champions League.”
Ole is only focused on improving Man Utd
“At the age of 20, to achieve the number of goals he has, is fantastic. There are not many more stars anyone can use. Whatever I want to tell him, I will say in Norwegian directly to him. I have never been one to look back at the records and think about it. Now it’s, ‘You are the first manager to do this to win this’. And I am always focused on improving and keep on scoring. Unfortunately, I can’t play football anymore, and Erling can only work to improve and keep scoring. I only focus on improving the Red Devils, so I will happily give all my notes to improve what I am doing now”. In addition to breaking Solskjaer’s record on Tuesday, Haaland also achieved 20 career Champions League goals in his 14th game. The fewest amount of games any player has needed to reach that mark.
Tottenham Hotspurs’ Harry Kane was the previous record holder, reaching the figure in 24 games. Haaland also became the first player in Champions League history to score at least two goals in four straight appearances in the competition and the youngest player to score in six straight competition games.