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Erling Haaland Wakes Up To The Champions League Theme Every Day

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Erling Haaland Wakes Up To The Champions League Theme Every Day

Erling Haaland loves the Champions League so much, he wakes up to the theme song.

The 20-year-old boy-wonder lives for the big European nights under the nights. And in preparing for them, his alarm tone is none other than "the Champions anthem" - based off George Frideric Handel's Zadok the Priest.

He told TV2: "That's my alarm tone. I wake up to it every day. It's the last song I'd get tired of."

"I wake up to it. So I always get a perfect start to the day."

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Asked about holding back emotions during the song playing pre-match, Haaland replied: "You should like to try. Now, I don't think you're going to play the Champions League, but if you had, I think you would have smiled quite wide, too."

Haaland made history against Sevilla in the round of 16, with his brace in either leg meaning he has scored 20 Champions League goals in 14 appearances.

The former Molde man was electric for Red Bull Salzburg and scored a hat-trick on his Champions League debut against Genk in September.

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He then went on to score eight goals in six European appearances for the Austrian outfit and continued his rapid ascension at Borussia Dortmund after signing in January.

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He bagged that stunning brace against PSG in the round of 16 first leg at Signal Iduna Park and has hit 10 in European competition for the Bundesliga side this season - finding the net against every opponent and in every game this term.

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Haaland usurped Harry Kane in becoming the fastest player to hit 20 in Europe's premier club competition. The Spurs striker did it in 24 games but Haaland did in ten less.

He was also younger than Kylian Mbappe, the wonderkid he is set to rival for years to come, in achieving the feat.

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Mbappe was 21 years and 355 days when he reached 20 in the Champions League, while Haaland 20 years and 231 days.

Topics: Red Bull Salzburg, Football, Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, Champions League

Josh Lawless
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