Erling Braut Haaland notched a brace to put Borussia Dortmund in front of Paris Saint-Germain ahead of the return leg
The Bundesliga giants managed a tight 2-1 triumph over PSG at the Signal Iduna Park in the first leg of their Champions League last-16 tie, thanks to the unstoppable Haaland.
Thomas Tuchel’s men enjoyed most of the possession (56%) in the first half but failed to create a single clear-cut opportunity often being caught on the break by lightning-quick BVB players.
After a goalless first half, the hosts started gathering momentum at the beginning of the second period, gaining more possession and creating a few promising chances.
Erling Haaland was first to react on a rebound in the Parisians’ six-yard box in the 69th minute to open the scoring and put the home side on the front foot.
However, the quicksilver Kylian Mbappe bypassed three Dortmund players just six minutes later to provide his partner in crime, Neymar, with a delightful assist.
It took Haaland just two minutes after the equalizer to restore BVB’s lead with a mighty effort from outside the box and take his Champions League tally to ten goals.
The former Salzburg man has become the first teenager after Mbappe to reach double figures in Europe’s most prestigious club competition.
He is also the first teenager to record ten goals in a single Champions League campaign, as the 19-year-old Norwegian goal machine now leads the competition’s scoring chart.
Erling Haaland:— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 18, 2020
—Fastest player to reach 10 UCL goals
—39 goals in 28 games this season