Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland has opened up on his taunt at Sevilla goalkeeper Bono as he set another goalscoring record with a double against Sevilla.
The Norwegian striker scored four times across two last-16 legs as Dortmund beat Sevilla 5-4 on aggregate to reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
He opened the scoring in the first half of the second leg by tapping in from Marco Reus’ pull-back, before doubling the lead with a penalty after the interval.
But the spot kick was not without controversy; VAR initially intervened to rule out Haaland’s goal from open play only to spot there was an earlier foul committed by Sevilla defender Jules Kounde and award a penalty.
Haaland stepped up from 12 yards and saw his effort saved by Bono but again VAR intervened, ordering the penalty to be retaken as the Sevilla shot-stopper had stepped forward from the goal line.
The 20-year-old made no mistake at the second time of asking to score his 20th Champions League goal.
Astonishingly, Haaland has has taken just 14 games to reach the landmark – far fewer than any other player in the competition’s history.
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Tottenham striker Harry Kane previously held the record but he took 24 appearances to score 20 times in the Champions League.
Despite his record-breaking feat, Haaland seemed most concerned about getting back at Bono and rushed over to celebrate in the Moroccan goalkeeper’s face, picking up a booking for his trouble.
“I missed and then he cheated. So then I took it again and then I scored when he didn’t cheat,” said Haaland of the incident.
“When he was screaming in my face after the first one, I was thinking, oh, it’ll be even better to score another goal. And, yeah, that’s what happened. So it was nice.”
Haaland added: “I think it’s karma.”
During the match with Sevilla, Haaland also became the youngest player to score in six successive Champions League games and surpassed Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s tally of 19 goals to become Norway’s most prolific marksman in the competition.
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