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Haaland set to SMASH Messi’s record of 73 goals in a season

Published on: 25 September 2022

Erling Haaland is on course to reach a staggering 90 goals this season for Manchester City if he continues scoring at his current rate.

The Norwegian superstar has enjoyed a blistering start to the season for new club Man City, already hitting the back of the net a barely believable 14 times in just 10 games in all competitions.

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This includes 11 goals in just seven games in the Premier League and three in two matches in the Champions League.

Haaland has been breaking all kinds of records at Man City so far this season since his €60 million transfer from Borussia Dortmund. He has had the best start in front of goal in Premier League history, while he is the fastest player in the league to hit back-to-back hat-tricks, which he achieved against Crystal Palace and Nottingham Forest.

Manchester City still can play a maximum of 54 games if they go the distance in every competition. This includes 31 more Premier League games, 11 more Champions League matches, six in the League Cup and six in the FA Cup.

How many goals will Haaland score this season?

If Haaland maintains his current rate of 1.4 goals per game, he will score 76 goals (rounded up from 75.6) from these 54 remaining matches.

Add these 76 goals to the 14 he has already scored, and Haaland will finish the 2022-23 season with a ridiculous 90 goals!

This will see him smash Lionel Messi’s record of 73 goals in all competitions from the 2011-12 season.

Of course, it is highly unlikely that Haaland will play in all of these games as he will be rested in some domestic cup matches, not to mention the risk of injuries, suspensions and the difficulty of City going the distance in every competition.

But these numbers serve to show the sensational goalscoring pace of Haaland so far this season.

Haaland will next be in action in the Manchester derby on October 2, hoping to further add to his tally.


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