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#2 Erling Haaland is the quickest to score 10 Champions League goals

Erling Haaland celebrates against PSG
Erling Haaland celebrates against PSG

Either side of a Neymar tap-in for visiting French champions Paris Saint-Germain, Borussia Dortmund's new winter acquisition Erling Haaland scored a brace to become the quickest player to score 10 goals in the Champions League.

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The former Salzburg striker, who scored eight goals in the group stage of this season's Champions League before moving to Dortmund, has continued his love affair with European club football's blue riband competition by scoring in all but one of his seven games.


# 3 Bayern are the third team in the Champions League era to win their first 7 games in a season

Serge Gnabry after scoring one of his two goals at Stamford Bridge
Serge Gnabry after scoring one of his two goals at Stamford Bridge

Following a goalless first half, Serge Gnabry opened the floodgates for Bayern Munich in the first leg of his team's Round of 16 game at reigning Europa League winners Chelsea.

The Bayern winger scored a brace on the night before Robert Lewandowski applied the coup de grace on a fine team performance to all but shut out Chelsea from the tie. With the goal, Lewandowski took his goal tally for the season to 11, one ahead of Dortmund's Norwegian sensation Erling Haaland.

Bayern, who became only the sixth team to win all their group stage games in a season, have now joined Barcelona (2002-03) and Real Madrid (2014-15) as the only teams to win their first seven games in a season in the competition. Quite ominously, for their title prospects though, neither Barcelona nor Real Madrid went all the way in those seasons.


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Edited by Samya Majumdar
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