Madrid, Mar 10 (efe-epa).- Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland has become the youngest player to reach 20 Champions League goals after he led his side into the last eight for the first time in four years with a 2-2 home draw against Sevilla.
The 20-year-old made his astonishing Champions League scoring record in 14 career appearances and 231 days in the elite competition.
Haaland now surpasses France striker Kylian Mbappe, who reached 20 career goals in the Champions League at 21 years and 355 days, and Barcelona star Lionel Messi (22-266) and Real Madrid legend Raul Gonzalez (22-297).
Portugal goal machine Cristiano Ronaldo, the Champions League’s all-time top scorer, needed 56 games to score his first 20 goals.
Fewest appearances to reach 20 Champions League goals:
14 – Erling Haaland (03/09/21)
24 – Harry Kane (11/26/19)
26 – Alessandro del Piero (04/15/98)
27 – Ruud van Nistelrooy (09/24/02)
28 – Filippo Inzaghi (09/24/02)