- Erling Haaland was on target for Borussia Dortmund in their victory over Schalke last weekend
- The teenager scored his 13th goal for the German side in the game
- Haaland has now surpassed Messi and Ronaldo's long-standing record
Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland has outshined the duo of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo with his goals record at his present age.
The Norwegian forward was on target for his German League side over the weekend to increase his tally to 41 so far this season. While his stats since he joined Dortmund stands at 13 across competitions.
He has now overtaken the records set by Messi and Ronaldo earlier in their career - scoring 41 goals at the age of 19 years, nine months and 23 days.
While the Portuguese superstar achieved his feat during his reign at Old Trafford at the age of aged 23 years, three months, and six days in the 2007/08 campaign.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi scored 41 goals in the 2009/10 season when he was 22 years, 10 months and six days.
Haaland has been tipped to rival the likes of Kylian Mbappe for Ballon d’Or award in the nearest future.
After his goal against Schalke, the teenage sensation insisted the best is yet to come from him, saying he is back to full fitness after about two months of no football action due to coronavirus pandemic.
"I'm not the same. I have not been playing games, as you say, for seven weeks,” he said. “But I know I have been working hard this period and I'm not surprised [that I scored]."
The 19-year-old joined Dortmund in January after being linked with a move to Manchester United but the Premier League outfit were not serious about the deal.
Meanwhile, former Red Devils star Owen Hargreaves was highly complimentary of Haaland’s goal against Schalke on BT Sport this weekend.
"He's still got it," Hargreaves said. "The kid is an absolute goal-scoring machine. It is quite strange missing the fans.
"But a bit of quality from Dortmund - [Achraf Hakimi] is in a brilliant position, which allows [Julian] Brant to get into that space.
"That flick is a dream. A terrific ball and Haaland is just a machine. The run - everything about it is just perfect. And that finish is not easy; he makes it look so easy.
"He's a brilliant goalscorer. That touch, that ball is perfect. And that finish is extraordinary."
Legit.ng earlier reported that Erling Haaland continued his goalscoring form since he joined Dortmund and the global pandemic did not seem to slow down the Norwegian striker.
The 19-year-old picked up from he left off as he became the first player to score in the Bundesliga after the coronavirus break which lasted for over two months.
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