'The next GOAT': Teen phenom shatters records to stun football world

Riley Morgan
Sports Reporter

Norwegian teen striker Erling Haaland has once again shown the world his unbelievable talent on football’s biggest stage after grabbing a brace against PSC in the Champions League last 16.

Haaland’s double, capped off with a superb thunderbolt, saw hosts Borussia Dortmund beat Paris Saint-Germain 2-1.

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Haaland struck in the 70th and 78th for Dortmund, while PSG snatched a temporary equaliser from Neymar.

The big Norwegian’s double incredibly took him level with Bayern Munich's Robert Lewandowski on a competition-leading 10 goals.

Erling Haaland of Borussia Dortmund celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg match between Borussia Dortmund and Paris Saint-Germain. (Photo by Alex Gottschalk/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

The Norwegian teenager netted eight times for RB Salzburg in the group stage before a January move to Dortmund where he has now scored 10 more goals in all competitions.

While French phenom and World Cup winner Kylian Mpabbe provided an assist in the match for Neymar, but was upstaged.

The Dortmund forward shattered multiple records after becoming the first teenager to net 10 goals in one campaign.

He has now also scored with his first shot on target for Dortmund in the German Cup, Bundesliga and Champions League.

Fans couldn’t believe the emergence of Dortmund’s forward on the big stage and praised him as the next prolific striker.

Atletico swarm Liverpool

Defending champions Liverpool made an unhappy return to the Wanda Metropolitana on Tuesday when they lost 1-0 against Atletico Madrid in the Champions League last 16.

Atletico scored a fourth-minute winner from Saul Niguez and then stood firm in defence against the runaway English league leaders who had lifted the trophy in the stadium last June but didn't manage a shot on target on the night.

Atletico matched Liverpool’s trademark energy in the Wanda Metropolitana, which was a calderon of noise all night.

Saul Niguez (C) of Atletico Madrid celebrates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Atletico Madrid and Liverpool FC at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain on February 18, 2020. (Photo by Burak Akbulut/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Their resolute defence and tactical nous was too much for the Reds in the first leg, but they will defend just a narrow lead back at Anfield.

PSG must now avoid a fourth straight last-16 exit on March 11 at the Parc des Princes while Liverpool aim to reverse their tie against Atletico on the same day at Anfield.

With AAP