Erling Braut Haaland scored 19th and 20th goals in 14 appearances in the Champions League, while Borussia Dortmund drew 2-2 with Sevilla and advanced to the quarter-finals 5-4 overall.
The 20-year-old striker opened the scoring in the 35th minute, which was the only touch in the opponent’s field in the first half, by pulling Marco Reus, finding the Norwegian for an easy pass from past goalkeeper Yassine Bounou.
If Haaland’s 19th Champions League goal was simple, his 20th was a nerve test before the drama.
Early in the second half, he broke past Seville’s defense to find the net from a narrow angle only to have the goal ruled out due to a foul. But the video assistant judge then awarded a penalty for Jules Kounde’s earlier withdrawal for the jersey.
The Norwegian himself took the blow and saw how his first attempt, as well as the sequel, saved Bounou.
The spectacle did not end there, as the VAR determined that Bounou had left his line too soon and the penalty was re-executed, and Halland finally headed home and gave Dortmund a 5-2 advantage in the equalizer.
Sevilla kept hopes alive through a penalty for Youssef En-Nesyri, before a powerful header from the same man deep in added time annoyed the last moments of the Bundesliga.
Dortmund has reached the last eight of the Champions League for the first time since the 2016-17 season, and the opponents will find out when the draw is drawn on March 19.
Extraordinary statistics of Holland
Fresh from scoring two goals in Defeat by Bayern Munich 4-2 on Saturday, Haaland continued with a phenomenal strike rate to further boost its outstanding record.
He has now scored twice in each of his last four appearances in the Champions League, becoming the first player to score two or more goals in four consecutive games in the competition.
No player has scored more goals than Holland in the competition since he made his debut in September 2019. Bayern Munich Robert Lewandowski was 19 at the time.
With a goal number of 20 secured in tonight’s win over Sevilla, Haaland is also honored as the player to score the most goals in the Champions League before turning 21.
Paris St-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe previously held the record with 19.
In addition, it is the fastest player to ever score 20 goals in a competition and in 10 appearances less than the previous record holder, Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
Haaland also outperforms Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as the best Norwegian in the Champions League.
And another statistic – the Dortmund striker now has 32 goals in 30 games this season.
‘Take out the booklet – the type is a machine’ – what the experts said
Former Liverpool and Tottenham striker Peter Crouch on BT Sport: “Erling Haaland is like nothing I’ve ever seen. I just don’t know how to stop him, he’s like a machine.
“It’s already world class, the exact number nine – I thought we lost them. It has everything: pace, power, aggression.
“That conversion rate – you can’t give him a sniffer. His movement from the ball is great. He looks angry as he plays football.
“We keep banging about the numbers, but the numbers are scary. It goes through the players like they’re gone. It’s scary.”
Former Bayern Munich and Manchester United midfielder Owen Hargreaves for BT Sport: “Everyone will have to line up and take out a checkbook.
“He makes every team in the world better.
“This man is a machine, a goal-scoring machine; it makes it look so easy. He’s ruthless – he barely misses a target.
“With Haland up front, you don’t need much of a chance. He’s a crew destroying one man.”
- 2MoreyBooked in 20 minutesReplaced byMeunieru 90 + 5 ‘minutes
- 23YesBooked at 67min
- 14SchulzReplaced byZagadouu 89 ‘minutes
- 10T DangerReplaced byPasslacku 67 ‘minutes
- 9HaalandBooked in 55 minutes
- 12KoundéBooked at 51min
- 20Santos SilvaBooked 77 minutes
- 19AcunaBooked for 40 minutes
- 8JordanBooked in 55 minutesReplaced byGómezu 60 ‘minutes
- 25kingsBooked for 76 minutesReplaced byRakiticu 86 ‘minutes
- 14RodriguezBooked at 71minReplaced byTorresu 79 ‘minutes
- 7Fernandez SaezReplaced byEl Haddadiu 86 ‘minutes
- 5OcamposReplaced byde Jongu 60 ‘minutes
- 9de Jong
- 11El Haddadi
The match ends, Borussia Dortmund 2, Sevilla 2.
End of the second half, Borussia Dortmund 2, Sevilla 2.
Goal! Borussia Dortmund 2, Sevilla 2. Youssef En-Nesyri (Sevilla) has a header from the center of the box into the top right corner. Ivan Rakitic assisted with a cross from the corner.
Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Thomas Meunier replaced Mateu Morey.
Corner, Sevilla. Courtesy of Felix Passlack.
Misdemeanor by Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla).
Mats Hummels (Borussia Dortmund) takes the free-kick in the defensive half.
Misdemeanor by Munir El Haddadi (Sevilla).
Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund) takes the free-kick in the defensive half.
Óliver Torres (Sevilla) takes the free-kick on the right wing.
Offense by Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund).
Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Dan-Axel Zagadou replaces Nico Schulza.
Try saved. Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund) shot with his right foot outside the penalty area was saved in the lower left corner. Assisted by Thomas Delaney.
Offense by Diego Carlos (Sevilla).
Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) takes the free-kick in the defensive half.
Try saved. Jules Koundé (Sevilla) saves from the center of the penalty area. Assisted by Pope Gómez by interception.
Replacement, Sevilla. Munir El Haddadi replaces Suso.
Substitution, Sevilla. Ivan Rakitic replaces Fernanda.
Corner, Sevilla. Courtesy of Jude Bellingham.
Try saved. Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund) shot with a right foot from the center of the penalty area saved in the lower left corner. Assisted by Erling Haaland.