Teen Sensation Haaland Matches Rooney UCL Record


Red Bull Salzburg forward Erling Braut Haaland matched Wayne Rooney on Tuesday with a spectacular first-half hat-trick on his Champions League debut.

The 19-year-old Norwegian fired three of Salzburg's five goals in the first half of their group stage opener against Belgian champions Genk.

His first came just two minutes into the match, giving the Austrian side the early advantage at home.

Haaland added another in the 34th minute before Hwang Hee-chan adding Salzburg's third just two minutes later.

The hat-trick was then completed in the 45th minute, with Dominik Sazoboszlai adding another in stoppage time of the opening half.

With the hat-trick, Haaland is the first teenager to score more than once on his Champions League debut since Wayne Rooney netted a hat-trick for Manchester United in a 6-2 triumph over Fenerbahce all the way back in September 2004.

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