21-year-old striking sensation, Erling Braut Haaland has got off to a brilliant start in the UEFA Champions League this season. The youngster was in action for Borussia Dortmund as they travelled to the Vodafone Park in Turkey, home to Besiktas. Haaland was on hand to score a first-half stoppage time goal assisted by the equally impressive Jude Bellingham. The Yellow and Black submarines ran out 2-1 winners over the Turkish giants to pick up 3 massive points away from home.
Erling Haaland scored 10 goals in just 8 UEFA Champions League matches last season and he is off the mark again. The Norwegian striker keeps breaking all records along his way. His goal against Besiktas is his 9th goal of this season in just 6 matches. In a Group C consisting of Ajax and Sporting Lisbon, no one would bet against Erling Haaland scoring as many as the 10 goals last season in this year's group stages.
Another youngster who shone during the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League opening day fixture was Jude Bellingham. The 18-year-old broke Kylian Mbappe's record (18 years, 85 days) to become the youngest player (18 years, 78 days) to score in consecutive UEFA Champions League games. He also became the youngest English player to score an away goal in the UEFA Champions League beating Trent Alexander-Arnold's record of 19 years, 10 days set against Maribor in 2017. Jude Bellingham also provided the assist for Erling Haaland's goal.
Borussia Dortmund is second on the group standings behind Ajax who defeated Sporting Lisbon 5-1 with Sebastian Haller scoring 4 goals. The Marco Rose-led Dortmund side will welcome Sporting Lisbon to the Signal Iduna on 28th September for their Matchday 2 fixture. Erling Haaland will be targeting other records as he continues banging in the goal.