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Erling Braut Haaland enters record books after scoring seventh Champions League goal

Erling Braut Haaland enters record books after scoring seventh Champions League goal in just four games for Red Bull Salzburg during draw against Napoli

  • Erling Braut Haaland struck for Red Bull Salzburg in Champions League draw  
  • The teenager scored 11th minute penalty against Napoli who later equalised 
  • Haaland now has seven goals in first four Champions League appearances
  • He is only fourth player to score in his first four Champions League matches 

Red Bull Salzburg starlet Erling Braut Haaland entered the record books after converting an 11th-minute penalty in their Champions League draw against Napoli.

The teenager notched his seventh goals in just four Champions League games – two more than any other player has ever managed in the competition.

He is also one of just four players to have registered in each of his first four Champions League appearances, joining Alessandro Del Piero, Diego Costa and Ze Carlos in an elite club.

Erling Braut Haaland hit seven goals in four games for Red Bull Salzburg in Champions League

In total, Haaland has 23 goals in all competitions this season and is attracting the interest of Europe’s biggest clubs. 

His club have slapped an £86million pricetag on the 19-year-old, but that may not deter the likes of Juventus and Manchester United making a January move. 

In the match, Napoli required Hirving Lozano’s strike just before half-time to rescue a point in the Group E clash, having struck the woodwork twice.

The striker has hit an incredible 23 goals in all competitions for Red Bull Salzburg this season

The striker has hit an incredible 23 goals in all competitions for Red Bull Salzburg this season

They had to fight back from behind when Kalidou Koulibaly conceded a penalty for fouling Hwang Hee-chan 

In total, Carlo Ancelotti’s side racked up 30 shots but just three hit the target and dropped to second in the table following Liverpool’s win over Genk.

 Jose Callejon smacked a header against the post while Lorenzo Insigne missed two chances before hitting the woodwork with an opportunistic 30-yard lob.

 



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