Erling Haaland is scoring at a faster rate in the Champions League than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and could be key to Man City ending their drought


The signing of Erling Haaland by Manchester City promises to be a game-changer in world football.

The Premier League champions have announced they have agreed a deal in principle for the Borussia Dortmund star after triggering his release clause.

Haaland is a massive blow for City
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Erling Haaland is scoring at a faster rate in the Champions League than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and could be key to Man City ending their drought
Can he help them end their Champions League drought?
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As a result, City will now continue personal talks with the player in the hope of agreeing terms on his contract at the Etihad Stadium.

Assuming there are no problems on that front, Haaland’s arrival could be transformative for Pep Guardiola’s side.

Apart from scoring 85 goals in 88 appearances for Borussia Dortmund, the 21-year-old Norwegian has also netted 15 goals in 17 appearances for his country.

However, it is his form in Europe’s premier competition that really sets him apart.

Man City have shown their undoubted quality in the Premier League and domestic cups in recent years. but in the Champions League things didn’t go as planned.

Guardiola’s side came close to winning it, having reached the final last season. They reached the semi-finals this season but suffered a sickening exit at the hands of Real Madrid.


Erling Haaland is scoring at a faster rate in the Champions League than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and could be key to Man City ending their drought
Haaland will surely be a great addition for the Premier League
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That could change with Haaland now on board.

For Red Bull Salzburg and Borussia Dortmund, the striker has scored 23 times in 19 appearances in the competition.

As a result, Haaland became the most effective striker in Champions League history.

According to Opta, Haaland has the best minutes-to-goal ratio of any player to feature in the competition, scoring on average every 64 minutes of players who have at least 15 Champions League goals.

Erling Haaland is scoring at a faster rate in the Champions League than Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo and could be key to Man City ending their drought
Haaland has a better minutes-per-goal record than Lionel Messi
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Harry Kane, Lionel Messi, Roberto Soldado and Mario Gomez are all among the most efficient players in the competition, each of them averaging just over a goal per 100 minutes played.

However, Haaland has averaged one goal every 64 minutes in the competition, which means he usually scores just under 1.5 goals for every 90 minutes he has played in the competition.

If the Norwegian can muster that kind of record under Guardiola, chances are he’ll be the missing piece of the puzzle as City finally look to add the Champions League trophy to their long list of silverware.

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