Erling Haaland, a forward for Manchester City, has tied Thierry Henry’s record of 12 goals in the Champions League knockout rounds with his goal against Bayern Munich.
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In Manchester City’s 3-0 thrashing of Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarterfinal match, Haaland scored the third goal. After assisting Bernardo Silva in scoring City’s second goal of the contest, he scored himself. The former Borussia Dortmund striker’s goal makes him the first player to achieve 12 goals in the competition’s knockout stages in nine games.
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He thus matches Henry’s total of 12 goals in the Champions League knockout stages. Mohamed Salah, a forward for Liverpool, has also scored 12 goals in this round of the European tournament. No player has ever reached 34 goals in the tournament more quickly than Haaland, who also became the first Manchester City player to score 11 Champions League goals in a single season. Haaland also tied the French striker’s record for goals in the competition. The Norwegian accomplished the accomplishment in just 26 games, whereas Ruud Van Nistelrooy needed 39 games to attain the milestone.
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To match Cristiano Ronaldo’s 67 goals in the Champions League knockout stage, he still has a long way to go.