In every match, be it in the Bundesliga or UEFA Champions League, reaching new milestones is becoming the habit of Erling Haaland and it was no different in the clash against Cologne.

Haaland had opened the scoring in the third minute but Cologne hit back through an Ondrej Duda penalty after the video assistant referee ruled Jude Bellingham handled in the area.

Ismail Jakobs’ 65th-minute strike gave the hosts a deserved lead.

But Haaland tapped in Ansgar Knauff’s cross to rescue a point for Dortmund.

The result leaves Dortmund four points behind fourth-placed Eintracht Frankfurt in fifth.

The first strike by Haaland was a peach – it was a quite brilliant show of control, poise, and precision, collecting Emre Can’s long ball before shrugging off the defender and beating Timo Horn in goal.

With the double strike, Haaland broke the 20-goal mark in the Bundesliga this season.

The 20-year-old has now scored 21 goals in 21 matches in the Bundesliga this campaign and is only second to Robert Lewandowski in Germany’s scoring charts.

Away from the Bundesliga, Haaland has also become the fastest player in history to hit 20 Champions League goals this month.

The Norwegian has scored 20 goals in 14 games in the competition, compared to Lionel Messi’s 40 games and Cristiano Ronaldo’s 56 games to reach the same landmark.


For a closer comparison, Harry Kane held the previous record, scoring 20 goals in 24 Champions League appearances.

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