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Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Club Brugge: Erling Braut Haaland on a double

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Club Brugge: Erling Braut Haaland on a double as he becomes the fastest player to score 15 Champions League goals with Jadon Sancho scoring one.

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Club Brugge Erling Braut Haaland on a double www.theafricanstand.com
Erling Haaland scores historic UEFA Champions League double in routine Borussia Dortmund win over Club Brugge

Erling Braut Haaland scored twice, and became the fastest player to net 15 Champions League goals, as Borussia Dortmund brushed aside Club Bruges.

Haaland latched on to a Jadon Sancho pass to slot home, reaching the landmark in his 12th game – seven fewer than the previous record held by Ruud van Nistelrooy and Roberto Soldado.

England winger Sancho made it 2-0 with a curling, 20-yard free-kick.

Haaland, 20, swept home his second after the ball broke loose in the area.

Dortmund now needs a point from their final two group games to advance to the last-16, while a win against Lazio in their penultimate match next Wednesday would see them claim the top spot in Group F.

Norway striker Haaland, who was named 2020 Golden Boy over the weekend, was already the joint-fastest to five Champions League goals – taking three games, the same as Didier Drogba – and the quickest to score 10 goals (seven matches).

The most goals anyone had scored in 12 games before was the 11 by former Brazil striker Adriano.

Ericson Mangoli

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