Borussia Dortmund beat Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) 2-1 in the first leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16. Erling Braut Haaland scored both goals for the Bundesliga club eclipsing rival Kylian Mbappe on the night.
The action of the first leg playoff between Dortmund and PSG all came down to the second half when Erling Braut Haaland scored the opening goal of the game putting Borussia Dortmund in the lead 1-0 after 69 minutes of play.
Neymar was able to score the equaliser for PSG 6 minutes later but Erling Braut Haaland quickly replied to put the Bundesliga side back in front just 2 minutes later with a thunderous strike from 20 yards out, giving Dortmund a 2-1 win in the first leg encounter.
The 19-year-old football sensation in now tie with Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski as this seasons Champions League top goalscorer with 10 goals in the competition so far.
Not only that be he now has 11 club goals in just 7 appearances since joining Dortmund in January.
His remarkable 10 goals mean he has scored more than the whole Barcelona team this season.
He also comes in right behind his role model Kylian Mbappe by becoming the second teenager to reach 10 goals in a single campaign. Haaland is on track to upstage Mbappe’s record of 19 Champions League goals before the age of 21.
The Dortmund sensation already won the Bundesliga Player of the Month in January without playing more than an hour of football for his club that month.
He has now scored in all three of his debut matches for Dortmund in the Bundesliga, DFB-Pokal and now the UEFA Champions League, becoming the first Dortmund player to accomplish this, with all of his debut goals coming from his first shot on target.
“I am glad about the man-of-the-match award, but feel like I still can do a lot better,” Haaland went on to say not letting his outstanding performance get to his head.
“I have to play better at this level, have to work hard to improve.”
“The result is quite a dangerous one, as PSG has a very strong team and can still go through in the return leg.”