Erling Haaland’s goal against RB Leipzig has propelled him to the status of the fastest player in Champions League history to reach 40 goals.
The Manchester City sensation recently claimed the title of the quickest player to reach 50 Premier League goals, achieving this milestone in just 48 matches during their 1-1 draw against Liverpool last Saturday.
Upon his return to continental competition against Leipzig, Haaland continued to etch his name in history. His goal in the match marked his 40th in the Champions League, achieved in his 35th appearance in the competition. Notably, he accomplished this feat at the age of 23 years and 130 days, making him the youngest player to reach such a tally.
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This goal also marked Haaland’s 12th against Leipzig in eight appearances, making it his highest goal count against a single opponent. Despite City falling two goals behind in the first half, Haaland’s strike in the early second half inspired a comeback, with Phil Foden equalizing to make it 2-2. City ultimately secured a 3-2 victory, maintaining their perfect record in Group G, with Julian Alvarez finding the net approaching full-time.