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Erling Haaland 'Can Outscore Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo'

Nasir Jabbar

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Erling Haaland 'Can Outscore Lionel Messi And Cristiano Ronaldo'

Erling Haaland has been backed to outscore Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo after smashing yet another Champions League record for Borussia Dortmund.

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Fans, critics and fellow professionals couldn't stop raving about the superstar forward with German football expert Raphael Honigstein claiming he can score more career goals than Messi and Ronaldo.

On talkSPORT, he said: "He is amazing, he is incredible.

"Centre-forwards don't usually come fully formed at the age of 20, scoring more than a goal every game and in a team that isn't even playing very well. Borussia Dortmund are very inconsistent but he isn't."

Haaland is enjoying an ultra-prolific campaign having already bagged an impressive 31 goals in all competitions this season.

And Honigstein believes the 20-year-old is only going to get better and tipped him to surpass Messi and Ronaldo's incredible goal-scoring records.

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He continued: "He is the hottest prospect in world football at the moment, I don't think you can put it any other way

"If a club gets the chance to get this guy this summer or more likely next, they'd be potentially buying 15 years of goals. You can imagine what kind of price tag that might come with.

"He's only played 30 months at this level, and he's only going to get better. If you put him in a better team... I don't know where this could stop.

"The stats are crazy, if he continues scoring at the same level he will outscore both Ronaldo and Messi, which seems absolutely crazy to contemplate, but he could do it!"

The Norwegian phenom's goal-scoring statistics show he's a freak of nature.

Messi and Ronaldo took 40 and 56 games, respectively, to reach 20 Champions League goals - compared to Haaland's 14 matches.

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He remains the subject of intense transfer speculation as he enhances his reputation with every fixture.

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Topics: Football News, Football, Erling Haaland, Lionel Messi, Borussia Dortmund, Champions League, Cristiano Ronaldo

Nasir Jabbar
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