It was on May 30 this year, when the name of Erling Haaland first echoed in the world, after the Norwegian striker scored nine goals for his national team, not in a friendly match, but in the World Championship for players up to 20 years. The Norwegians celebrated 12-0 over Honduras, and it was this top scorer who scored three quarters.
Now this wonderkid is playing for Austrian champions Salzburg and he is an absolute goal machine. He managed to score again despite the loss against Napoli (2:3).
The numbers are incredible, he scored a hat-trick (home against Genk) in his debut in the Champions League, and six goals have already been scored in the first three rounds behind his name. At the same time, two goals were canceled by VAR-makers, and it is worth mentioning that Haaland entered the second half of the match against Liverpool due to injury and still managed to score at Anfield.
For comparison, the Norwegian has currently scored more goals than Mbape (three), Messi (one) and Ronaldo (one). Haaland himself has scored more goals in the Champions League than Atletico Madrid (five), Inter (four), Chelsea (three), Real Madrid (two)…
Inter defeated Borussia Dortmund at Giuseppe Meazza with 2-0. A goal by Lautaro Martinez in the 22nd minute increased the chances of knocking out the Group C knockout stage in the Champions League. Lautaro Martinez in the 83rd minute did not use a penalty as Roman Burk managed to defend his shot. But Antonio Candreva struck for a final triumph in the 89th minute. Now Inter and Borussia Dortmund have 4 points each, with Barcelona topping with 7 points after they beat Slavia Prague with 1-2 .
Napoli celebrated 2-3 against Salzburg in Austria. Drew Mertens was a double-goal scorer and surpassed legendary Diego Maradona in the number of goals scored for the Naples club, and Lorenzo Insigne signed once as a goalscorer.
Liverpool, the European champions had no problems against Genk and won 1-4 in Belgium. Oxlade – Chamberlain scored the first two goals for the English team, with both Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah scoring. The only goal for Genk in the finish was scored by Stephen Odei. Napoli are first in the group with seven points, ahead of Liverpool with one less.
Benfica beat Lyon 2-1 with a total uncertainty in Group G, with Lille and Valencia reeling 1-1 in Group C.
Juventus faced unexpected problems in a duel with Lokomotiv Moscow, but the “old lady” managed to get to the planned three points after a big battle, triumphing 2-1. The role of the hero today was not Ronaldo, but Paulo Dybala, after the Argentine flashed when was the most important, scoring two goals in the last twenty minutes, to the great joy of the “black and white” at the Allianz Arena in Turin.
PSG as a guest trashed Bruges 0-5, despite the Belgian side was solid in the first half, finishing with a minimal 0-1 after Icardi’s shot. The situation changed with Mbappe’s second-half breakthrough, which ended in a hat-trick and had one assist (at the end of Icard’s second goal).
Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick for PSG against Club Brugge in a 0-5 triumph even though it came into play in the second half. The Frenchman has thus broken Leo Messi’s record by becoming the youngest player to score 15 goals in the Champions League. He entered the game at the place of Juppo Moting in the 52nd minute and shook the Mignolet net three times until the end. Mbappe also confirmed that he wanted to prove himself to coach Tuchel.
“I wanted to prove that without me it’s much harder. I’m happy about the goals and the convincing triumph, “said Kylian Mbappe.
Real Madrid returned to the next round of play after winning their first group stage victory in the third round, 0-1 in Istanbul. Tony Cross was the only scorer of the match.
Manchester City declassed Atalanta 5-1, and it is interesting that the visitors opened the scoring on Etihad. Aguero scored two goals in the first half, with Rahim Sterling in the second half to score a hat-trick for a new landslide victory for the Citizens.
Bayern Munich also recorded their third victory in a row, triumphing in Athens over Olympiakos 2-3. The Greek squad led first, but Lewandowski scored two goals before Tolisso sealed the victory. The problem for Nico Kovac is that another defender, Fernandez, got injured , and had to finish earlier of today’s match.
Tottenham won easily with Red Star. Kane announced the Spurs’ landslide victory, then Son scored two goals, and than in the second half Lamella and Kane once again for final 5-0.