Many are predicting Haaland to storm to the golden boot, both in the league and in Europe with City favorites to lift the Champions League. Some are even forecasting that he will set a new Premier League scoring record, which currently stands at 32 during a 38-game season, set by Mo Salah in 2017/18.
Pep Guardiola challenges Erling Haaland over Man City goals Meanwhile, Ronaldo holds the record for the most goals scored in a single Champions League campaign. He hit home 17 goals for Real Madrid in the 2013/14 season as Los Blancos went on to lift the trophy.
The 37-year-old also holds the all-time competition record, having scored 140 goals for United, Real, and Juventus. However, he didn’t get off to a storming start in his first 20 games, failing to score in that period
In comparison, Haaland has 25 goals in his first 20 Champions League games, surpassing Lionel Messi’s eight. too On Tuesday, the Norwegian striker became the competition’s fastest player to 25 goals, having scored for RB Salzburg, Borussia Dortmund, and now City.