The Dortmund striker made history in the German league by becoming the first player to score five goals in his first two matches in the division.
The Norwegian’s feat is made more remarkable by the fact that it has been achieved in just 57 minutes of pitch time, meaning that he is averaging an incredible 7.9 goals per 90 minutes for Dortmund.
This is getting ridiculous! 😂— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) January 24, 2020
Hat-trick on debut ✅
Goal in front of the yellow wall 🙌
Four goals in his first week 🤩
Erling 🔥 Braut 🔥 Håland pic.twitter.com/F3fJuB3SYh
The record for the fastest five goals was previously held by Paco Alcácer (72 minutes). For the first time, the 19-year-old missed a shot, scoring "only" two goals from his three shots. He had converted all three shots on his debut in Augsburg.
On his debut against Augsburg, he made the headlines by scoring with his very first touch and then going on to grab a treble. His second outing was only a little less remarkable as he struck a double for Lucien Favre’s side in a 5-1 victory over Koln on Friday, in which Raphael Guerreiro, Marco Reus, and Jadon Sancho were also on target.
Football journalist Richard Jolly added further context to Haaland's goalscoring, comparing his finishing to that of Manchester United's, who were strongly linked with a move for the Norway international:
Erling Braut Haaland has scored more league goals than Manchester United in 2020 (5-4). Haaland has played 57 minutes. United have played 360.— Richard Jolly (@RichJolly) January 24, 2020
Dortmund still have a lot of work to do if they are to challenge for the title this season. With a two-legged Champions League clash to come with Paris Saint-Germain next month too, those who frequent the Westfalenstadion have plenty to be excited about.