Haaland becomes the fastest to score 40 UCL goals: Manchester City’s Erling Haaland has been having a tremendous journey and once again broke records on his way. This time, he became the fastest and youngest player to reach 40 goals in the UEFA Champions League. He left behind PSG’s Kylian Mbappe and former Manchester United legend Ruud van Nistelrooy.
Haaland becomes the fastest to score 40 UCL goals
Halland became the fastest player to reach 40 goals in UCL. He took just 35 games for that, while Ruud van Nistelrooy, who was in the lead before him, had taken 10 more matches than the Manchester City forward.
Youngest Player to Reach 40 Goals in UCL
Before him, Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe held this throne. He was 23 years, 10 months, and 13 days old when he broke Lionel Messi’s record. Haaland unseated Mbappe when he was just 23 years and 4 months and 8 days old.
Backed by Haaland’s goal, Manchester City came back from 2-0 to defeat RB Leipzig 3-2 in the UEFA Champions League to continue undefeated in the competition this season.