Erling Haaland continues his duel from a distance with Kylian Mbappé

Double scorer against Sweden, the Norwegian shows impressive statistics with his team. Like the French phenomenon.

The championships as a playground

If the international level is one of the most coveted levels to decide, the two young players have already waged war through the turf of Ligue 1 and the Bundesliga. Despite a less successful season than the previous ones due to injuries, Erling Braut Haaland still panicked at the counters across the Rhine. The now Marsupials’ top scorer has scored 22 goals and made 8 assists in the Bundesliga in 24 games. A successful exercise for the “cyborg” who panicked during the summer transfer window to finally decide to join the reigning English champions, Manchester City. An important step in his career, since the Norwegian joined the SkyBlues to allow the club to finally win a Champions League after which he has been chasing for several seasons.

And as if it were written, like the opposition that has become legendary between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappé has also reached the headlines and encouraged the transfer market. Determined to win the Champions League, the former Monegasque player finally decided to disregard Real Madrid to stay at Paris Saint-Germain and start a new cycle.

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The 2018 world champion has once again panicked the counters and has achieved a XXL season by finishing as the top scorer and best assistant in Ligue 1 with 28 goals and 19 assists in 35 games played. On the European stage, Mbappé may have taken a slight advantage over his rival in mind by scoring 6 goals and 6 assists in 8 Champions League games, including two goals against Real Madrid in the round of 16. Kylian Mbappé will therefore be the center of the new Parisian sports project next season, while Erling Haaland has become the new head coach of Manchester City and the Premier League. Two different parks but an identical ambition: to mark the history of world football, such is the path chosen and followed by these two monsters of the round ball.

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The international scene to decide

On the occasion of the fourth day of the League of Nations, Erling Haaland was pleased to hear about it again. Inside the Ullevaal Stadion in Oslo, the 1.94m colossus opened the scoring for the first time with a header from the 10th.e minute. Then, with his team tied with Sweden, Haaland scored two penalty goals in the 54th.e minute to give advantage to your selection. Thanks to this third success, the Norwegians are alone in the race at the head of their group with 10 units in the time trial ahead of Serbia which has 7 points. One week earlier, Haaland had scored two goals in this Scandinavian derby. If he waited almost a year after his first selection, to score his first international goal against Austria in September 2020, already in the League of Nations, the former Red Bull Salzburg player has become ultra-determined every time put on the national robe. .

The “cyborg” has scored 20 goals in just 21 games since his debut in late 2019. The new City striker, however, will not be in Qatar because Norway did not qualify. However, the Leeds native will probably have no difficulty becoming the top scorer for the Norwegian national team. Precisely the one who holds the record for goals with Norway is Jorgen Juve, author of 33 goals in 45 selections between 1928 and 1937. An eternity. At just 21, Erling Braut Haaland is now just 12 lengths away. And this search for the record, Kylian Mbappé has also undertaken. A possible starter against Croatia on Monday, the PSG striker has already scored 27 goals in 56 games and could join the top 10 goalscorers in the history of the French national team, equaling Youri Djorkaeff (28 goals, 82 games). At the same age as him, Thierry Henry, the team’s top scorer with 51 goals, had only found the net 8 times in 25 selections. Express passage time for Golden Balloon candidates in the coming years.

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