Haaland became the first footballer to reach 50 goals in 2023

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Haaland became the first footballer to reach 50 goals in 2023

This Tuesday began a new day in the 2023-24 UEFA Champions League, where the main candidate to win the ‘Orejona’ – once again – came back from 0-2 to finally win 3-2. This is Manchester City, who with the help of Erling Haaland, Phil Foden and Julián Álvarez left RB Leipzig empty-handed.

Precisely, the first of them began to return in the 54th minute and reached 50 goals so far in 2023, so he reached this number before other elements such as Harry Kane (49) , Cristiano Ronaldo (48) and Kylian Mbappé (48) . It is important to note that on Tuesday the Frenchman also scored and on Wednesday the Englishman could equal or surpass him, but Haaland got it and was hungry for more.

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In addition to this, the Norwegian striker reached 40 goals in the Champions League, breaking the records of the youngest and fastest footballer to achieve this number of goals in the European Cup because he only needed 35 matches in the most transcendental competition at club level and he did it at the age of 23 (+130 days).

Haaland has a favorite rival

After the Bundesliga with Borussia Dortmund, Erling already knew what it was like to score against the ‘Red Bulls’ in Germany before landing at the Etihad Stadium, but also had two consecutive campaigns where he sent the ball to save. against them and in the round of 16 last year he scored 4 goals against them in the second leg. The Citizens’ ‘9’ has a favorite opponent in RB Leipzig, against whom he has scored 12 goals.

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Tottenham, the next challenge for Haaland

Manchester City’s next game is in the Premier League against Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday, December 3 at home, in a game that represents the opportunity to beat one of the best teams of the current campaign in England and at the same time chance to take the lead if Wolverhampton lose or beat Mikel Arteta’s Arsenal the day before.