Erling Haaland became the quickest player to 20 Champions League goals in history on Tuesday night, needing just 14 appearances to reach the milestone in the competition.
The Borussia Dortmund striker scored twice in a 2-2 draw with Sevilla as the Germans went through to the quarter-finals 5-4 on aggregate.
Incredibly, the 20-year-old has now scored 10 goals in the Champions League this season, adding to the same amount he scored last campaign, taking his tally to 20 in just 14 games for Dortmund and Red Bull Salzburg.
The previous quickest to 20 Champions League goals was Tottenham Hotspur’s Harry Kane who got there in 24 games, so the Norwegian has blown the Englishman out of the water.
Kane himself had beaten a long-held record held by Alessandro del Piero at 26 games, but Haaland’s new record is unlikely to be beaten.
‘We keep banging on about numbers but the numbers are scary,’ said Peter Crouch in the BT Sport studio.
‘It’s 20 goals, he’s beaten Harry Kane’s record by 10 games! At the age of 20 he’s knocking over senior international players, walking through them like they’re not there, banging them in every game, it’s frightening.’
Former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves feels that Haaland could well move on in the summer with every team on the planet likely to be interested in his services.
‘Everybody is going to have to get in line, whoever gets the cheque book out,’ said Hargreaves on Haaland’s potential next club.
‘He’s 20 years old and already producing at a world class level, so he makes every team better.
‘Fabulous player and he’s only going to get better.’
Haaland’s two goals on Tuesday night take his tally for Dortmund in all competitions to 47 in 47 games since arriving in January last year.