On Wednesday, the Pink Bull Salzburg star turned the primary ever participant to attain as many as six objectives in his first three Champions League appearances.
His two objectives within the Three-2 dwelling defeat by Napoli took his tally for the season to a staggering 20 objectives in simply 13 appearances for the membership.
The Norwegian, whose father Alf-Inge Haaland performed within the English Premier League with Manchester Metropolis and Leeds United, has scored 4 hat-tricks thus far this season.
He additionally turned the primary teenager to attain greater than as soon as on his Champions League debut since Wayne Rooney scored a hat-trick for Manchester United in opposition to Fenerbahce in September 2004.
Håland’s goalscoring exploits is not going to have gone unnoticed with hypothesis already linking the ahead with a transfer to hyperlink up with Norwegian coach Ole Gunnar Solskjaer at Manchester United.
Born in Leeds throughout his father’s spell with the Yorkshire membership, Håland spent his early footballing profession at Norwegian facet Bryne earlier than shifting to Molde, the place he was managed by Solskjær.
He moved to Salzburg in Austria in January 2019, and began the brand new season in crimson sizzling type, scoring a hat-trick in his first recreation of the season — a 7-1 Austrian Cup win in opposition to SC-ESV Parndorf — and in his fourth recreation — a 5-2 Austrian league win in opposition to Wolfsberger.
However whereas the Salzburg star shone vibrant on Wednesday, he wasn’t the one striker breaking data on Wednesday.
It was additionally a particular night time for Napoli’s Dries Mertens, who surpassed the legendary Diego Maradona by scoring his 115th and 116th objectives for the membership within the Three-2 win over Salzburg.
The 32-year-old Belgian is now simply 5 adrift of Marek Hamsik who scored 121 objectives throughout his time with the membership.