ERLING HAALAND blitzed more goal records as Dortmund defied Sevilla’s storming comeback to sneak into the Champions League quarter-finals.
The Manchester United and Man City target became the fastest player to 20 score times in the competition in just his 14th game – and the first to hit doubles in four successive ties.
Borussia Dortmund superstar Erling Haaland celebrates his latest night of history-makingCredit: AP:Associated Press
And the Norway striker absolutely shattered the previous-quickest mark to 20 strikes… the 24 matches Harry Kane needed.
Haaland slotted home from a Dortmund breakaway with his first touch in the Sevilla box to ruin the Spaniards’ superiority of the opening 35 minutes.
Then he tucked home a retaken penalty amid ugly scenes to seemingly leave the Germain giants cruising through.
But Youssef En-Nesyri replied with a thumping spot-kick of his own and levelled on the night six minutes into stoppage time.
So, remarkably, meant Dortmund had to survive a nervous finale to triumph 5-4 on aggregate – after basking for so long in Haaland’s brilliance.
Sevilla had also been undone by Haaland in Dortmund’s 3-2 first-leg victory.
United, City and Chelsea appear the frontrunners, should Dortmund cash in on the 20-year-old in the summer.
And he showed once again there might be no better poacher in the world.
Norwegian goal machine Erling Haaland followed up his first leg double with another spreeCredit: AP:Associated Press
Dortmund striker Erling Haaland nets from virtually his first real chanceCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Erling Haaland celebrates his simple opener for Dortmund on 35 minutesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Youssef En-Nesyri gave Sevilla late hope with a double but Dortmund held onCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Having tucked home a pull-back from Marco Reus, he doubled Dortmund’s lead with a 54th-minute penalty of amazing drama.
Referee Cuneyt Cakir ruled out a Haaland finish from a tight angle for a foul, having been persuaded to consult VAR.
But on seeing the replays Cakir awarded a spot-kick for Haaland being pulled in the build-up.
Yassine Bounou saved Haaland’s kick – and celebrated in the frontman’s face.
But as Sevilla dashed upfield the game, was called back for the keeper having been off his line for the penalty.
Haaland knocked it home this time – and copied Bounou’s over-the-top gloating.
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That prompted several Sevilla players to pursue him up the pitch.
Dortmund themselves were also given a chasing – as En-Nesyri struck twice.
But in the end Haaland’s history-making was not to be overshadowed.
Man Utd target Erling Haaland bags his and Dortmund’s second goal from the penalty spotCredit: Getty Images – Getty