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Norwegian Haaland Once Again On The Headlines – Will He Break The Champions League Record For Most Goals?

Norwegian Haaland Once Again On The Headlines – Will He Break The Champions League Record For Most Goals?

Erling Haaland has long become a synonym for a huge talent in European football. Son of famous Alf-Inge Haaland shows no signs of slowing down and every week and month he only improves his level of football.

The 20-year-old is already a stary player and one of the leaders of Borussia Dortmund alongside Gio Reyna and Jadon Sancho. But what impresses us, even more, is his ability to score plenty of goals. He is like a predator – constantly preying on opponents goals. For defenders, it is extremely difficult to stop him and if we take a look at his young age, the potential which he has in future is truly menacing.

Haaland has already scored 12 goals in 11 matches. It is worth noting that it is a record and he is one of the best players who scored a hattrick in his debut match against Genk and finished the season with 10 goals in 9 Champions League matches for Dortmund and Salzburg. In this article, we will talk about chances of him breaking the record for most Champions League goals.

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Stability

One of the first things that Haaland is really good at is his composure and stability to score goals consistently. It is one of the main reasons why he attracted attention from various pundits and clubs. In his homeland, Norway, football experts already anticipate him to become one of the top players in future and possibly the best forward.

Such a thing is also shared by the gambling industry which is constantly developing and always caring for their national players. Because of that, we have witnessed the best Norwegian bookmakers online decide to feature Haaland on their list of players destined to become the greatest ones. It should be said that these bookmakers are also constantly offering various promotions based on Haaland and other hot prospects from Norway, such as Martin Odegaard and Kristoffer Ajer.

Right now Haaland has 12 goals in 11 Champions League matches and already managed to score 2 goals this campaign in 2 games against Zenit and Lazio. This is an incredible result for a young Norwegian and considering the team in which he plays, the attacking style that the German club has, Haaland will definitely score more goals if he remains stable.

Age

When we look at his play, we have a feeling that Haaland has been playing football a lot of years. But he is only 20! At such a young age most players do not even have a single match in the Champions League tournament and Haaland already made it possible to amass more goals than matches.

Modern football is very different from the past one. Right now age is not a big issue. Because of the development of medicine players who are 33 or 35 can play at a relatively high level. We have a perfect example of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who, following a terrible injury in 2017, when he was 36, returned and right now is a certain leader of AC Milan. So Haaland’s age is also one thing which leaves a door open for breaking a record, held by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Choice of team

A proper team for Haaland will decide a lot for the Norwegian. Right now he is in a club which is perfect for him – Dortmund are an attacking team where players score a lot of goals. Sooner or later Erling will end up in a different club – it is inevitable because the attention from elite European clubs is huge. One of the favourites in this regard are Real Madrid and Manchester United. The first one has a history of Cristiano Ronaldo, who has already broken numerous records in this tournament and the addition of Haaland will only be beneficial.

As for Manchester United things are more complicated. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has a difficult time as a coach in the club, but Man United also has a huge potential. Paul Pogba, Donny Van De Beek, Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford – these players enjoy huge popularity in football. Alongside them, Haaland will also have chances to score more, if United play regularly at the European tournament.

Injuries

For now, Erling Haaland is not prone to injuries. We have seen examples of prominent players, who ended their careers too soon because of a terrific injury, which was a real pity. Haaland is a physically strong, well-built agile player who trains a lot and chances for him to receive a serious injury are low. If he manages to remain injury-free during his career he will become a top goalscorer in the Champions League tournament.

Conclusion

It is very difficult to make predictions about the future because we do not even know how the format will change throughout the years. But based on statistics Erling is the main candidate to break Ronaldo’s record of 130 goals.

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