Blog: Erling Haaland approaches Cristiano Ronaldo's achievement

Erling Haaland approaches Cristiano Ronaldo's achievement
  • 11 Mar, 2021
  • by Ben Collins

Erling Haaland approaches Cristiano Ronaldo's achievement

Erling Haaland has now found the back of the net 20 times in the Champions League, in just 14 matches. With 10goals this season, the striker would need Borussia Dortmund to attain at least the semi-finals to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s single campaign record. Erling Haaland clinched 20 Champions League goals in 14 games.

When Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland was celebrating his 20th goal in the Champions League, he was accompanied by Sevilla players.

Erling Haaland struck his second of that night for Borussia Dortmund to take the scores to 5-2 on aggregate, a win they grabbed onto despite two late Sevilla goals.

Erling Haaland was given a yellow card for his celebration, but he only added to his tally, which saw the 20-year-old score his 20th goal in the champions league.

Twenty goals in 14 Champions League matches puts Erling Haaland in a league of his own.

The past record-holder was Tottenham striker Harry Kane, who clinched the milestone in 24 games. A ratio of almost one goal per game in minutes the England international has found the back of the net in the Champions League every 104 minutes.

Erling Haaland has scored a Champions League goal every 54.

For this season it has been 525 minutes of football, 25 attempts, 16 on target, 10 scored.

Borussia Dortmund eliminated Sevilla and now they must be ready for the quarter-final and semi-final draw on March 19, they must prepare to take on anyone with their striker in this bright form.

It was a tough game. I am tired now, but to qualify in the next round of the Champions league feels very great, Erling Haaland said afterward. It was a crazy game and a crazy win.

We were aware that they were going to be tough, but when we had a goal they needed three. To be 1-0 up at halftime was very crucial and it was a beautiful goal.

Dortmund coach Edin Terzic added his own happiness as Erling Haaland now has two games to add to his Champions League goals.

Erling Haaland is outstanding. We are glad to have two more Champions League games now for him to keep doing what he does, Terzic said.

The record for one season presently stands at 17 goals, with  Cristiano Ronaldo doing so in 2013-14, and while Erling Haaland may have to need Borussia Dortmund's to move ahead to clinch this landmark.