09/01/2021 at 11:20 AM CEST
Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland has scored 63 goals in all competitions since making his debut, a total of 14 less than Bayern München’s Robert Lewandowski in the same period (77). The two attackers are the top contenders for the Bundesliga’s top scorer trophy and the Golden Boot of the 2021/22 season.
The Norwegian, who is the great name that clubs such as FC Barcelona, Real Madrid, Bayern, PSG or Manchester United shuffle, has a higher scoring record than Cristiano Ronaldo (61), Kylian Mbappé (55) and Leo Messi (54) since he began his journey in German football.
63 – Top scorers across the top five European leagues in all competitions since Erling Haaland joined Borussia Dortmund (in January 2020):
1⃣ Robert Lewandowski – 77
2⃣ Erling Haaland – 63
3⃣ Cristiano Ronaldo – 61
4⃣ Kylian Mbappé – 55
5⃣ Lionel Messi – 54
– OptaFranz (@OptaFranz) August 27, 2021
The former Salzburg has become one of the most reliable scorers in European football: has six goals and three assists in his first five games of the 2021/22 season. His general baggage, on the other hand, is unapproachable: he has 63 goals in just 64 appearances with the Borussia Dortmund jersey in official matches.
A rivalry that crosses borders
The fight for scoring statistics between Robert Lewandowski and Erling Haaland goes beyond the borders of the Bundesliga. Both are already among the top scorers this season: the Pole leads with five goals, closely followed by Michail Antonio and Ciro Immobile (4) and Erling Haaland himself (3).
Last season, the duel was less even: Bayern’s team was shown day by day until reaching 41 goals despite suffering a serious injury in the final stretch of the course. The Norwegian, for his part, stayed at a total of 27 and had no option to fight.