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“NORWAY MACHINE” – Erling Haaland becomes the first person to score 40 UCL goals

Erling Haaland became the Champions League's youngest and fastest player to reach 40 goals.

Manchester City‘s best attacker, Erling Haaland, is no stranger to scoring. Whether in the Premier League or the UEFA Champions League, the Norwegian has had no trouble finding the back of the goal. The 23-year-old’s goal-scoring heroics helped him accomplish yet another milestone, as he became the youngest and fastest player in Europe’s premier club league to score 40 goals.

With his goal against RB Leipzig on Tuesday, he surpassed Kylian Mbappe for the record. At Manchester City, his blistering goalscoring style helped him set the record for the fastest player to score 20, 30, and 40 goals. He accomplished the same thing in 14, 25, and 35 games.

It’s worth noting that Kylian Mbappe scored 40 Champions League goals in 59 appearances, about 24 more than the Norwegian. The previous record holder was Ruud van Nistelrooy, who accomplished the feat in 45 outings. As a result, the Norwegian eclipsed Kylian Mbappe as the youngest player to achieve the 40-goal milestone. The Frenchman previously held the record at 23 years and 316 days, surpassing Lionel Messi, who was 24 years and 130 days old at the time.

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Fans acclaiming Erling Haaland as the “best striker in the world”

 Erling Haaland. (Source: ESPN)
Erling Haaland. (Source: ESPN)

Erling Haaland’s goal against RB Leipzig deserved to be celebrated on social media. Several internet admirers recognized the Champions League champion as the finest striker in the world. The 23-year-old has been likened to PSG sensation Kylian Mbappe on several occasions. As a result, many people exploited the record to show that Haaland had beaten the Frenchman in the argument.

Some have stated that they are already anticipating the next record and that Haaland’s ability to shatter records is second nature to him. Others were certain that he would break Cristiano Ronaldo’s UCL record. Some even said that Haaland is better than Messi and Ronaldo “ever were.” Haaland has now scored five goals for Manchester City this season in the Champions League.

According to one fan, the Haaland and Mbappe era has already started. Some used the historic occasion to remind supporters that he is also the fastest player to reach 50 Premier League and Bundesliga goals. Some Messi and Ronaldo supporters believe the Argentine’s 91-goal and Ronaldo’s 17-goal UCL records are secure. Only time will tell, as Erling Haaland is showing no signs of slowing down under Pep Guardiola.

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