Haaland sets Bundesliga record in 2nd game

Borussia Dortmund made it two wins from two following the winter break with the 5-1 demolition of FC Köln on Saturday.

The match saw Erling Haaland make his second appearance for BVB following his transfer from Red Bull Salzburg last month. The 19-year-old was again introduced from the bench in the second half and bagged a brace against the fellow North Rhine-Westphalia side.

In the process, Haaland has become the first player in Bundesliga history to score five goals in his first two matches. Not only that, but the striker has taken only 56 minutes to do so, across two substitute appearances – also a record.

The previous record for scoring five goals in the fastest time was held by current teammate Paco Alcacer, who took 72 minutes to do so at the start of his Borussia Dortmund career in 2018.

Erling Haaland has scored his five Bundesliga goals with only six attempts on goal against FC Augsburg and Köln combined. He netted a hat-trick from the bench in the 5-3 away win last weekend.