Chaotic scenes as Haaland becomes fastest player to 20 CL goals

Chaotic scenes as Erling Haaland goes from having a goal disallowed to a penalty awarded in one VAR check… then scores the re-taken spot-kick before INFURIATING Sevilla players by celebrating in goalkeeper Bono’s face

  • Erling Haaland scored second goal for Borussia Dortmund from penalty spot 
  • Striker’s original strike was disallowed and penalty even had to be retaken 
  • It was chaos but eventually he put the ball in the back of the net legitimately 

Chaos reigned for Erling Haaland’s second Borussia Dortmund goal of the night against Sevilla. 

The Norwegian striker was ruled to have shoved Fernando in originally scoring but the video assistant referee picked out a separate foul. 

It was ruled that Haaland had had his shirt tugged by Jules Kounde in the build-up and a penalty was therefore awarded to the German side. 

Sevilla players ran over to confront Erling Haaland for celebrating in the goalkeeper’s face

Haaland eventually scored after having twice had efforts pulled back by the video assistant 

Haaland stepped up to take the spot kick and it was saved by the goalkeeper Yassine Bounou, who also blocked his follow up. 

Just when Sevilla thought they’d escaped, the VAR intervened again, penalising Bounou for moving early off his line.

The penalty had to be retaken and Haaland did the honours once more, this time scoring low to the goalkeeper’s left. 

Clearly riled up, the 20-year-old took an aggressive step towards the stopper during his celebration which incensed the opposition players. 

The Norwegian striker is the fastest player ever to reach 20 goals in the Champions League 

They confronted Haaland on the touchline and tensions were raised before the referee eventually diffused the situation. 

Haaland’s goal put Dortmund 2-0 up on the night (5-2 aggregate) and was his 20th in just 14 Champions League appearances having broken the deadlock with No 19 earlier in the evening. 

He’s the fastest player in competition history to reach that record and managed it in 10 fewer appearances than Harry Kane, the previous record holder. 

The 20-year-old has already scored more Champions League goals than some legends of the game, including Ronaldinho, Francesco Totti, Carlos Tevez, Radamel Falcao and Romelu Lukaku.  

His goals weren’t enough for Dortmund to win the match as Youssef En-Nesyri scored twice but the German side progress 5-4 on aggregate.  

Haaland had earlier managed to break the deadlock and Dortmund are through 

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