Haaland beats Mbappe’s UCL teen goals record as Salzburg earn draw at Napoli

Norwegian youngster Erling Haaland made Champions League history as Salzburg earned a 1-1 draw away at Napoli on Tuesday.

Napoli gave another erratic performance as they hit the woodwork twice and wasted a hatful of chances before the Austrian side scored.

Haaland continued his prolific season by putting the Austrian champions ahead from a penalty. With his seventh goal of the competition, Haaland now has the most of any teenager in a Champions League season.

Born in Leeds, Haaland announced himself on the European stage with a hat-trick against Genk on his debut in September. He has added four goals since then, taking his total to seven and becoming the first player to score more than six goals in the opening four group games in a Champions League campaign since Lionel Messi did so for Barcelona in 2016-17.

Hirving Lozano equalised with a superb strike one minute before half-time but, despite carving out more openings in the second half, Carlo Ancelotti’s side missed their chance to book a knockout-stage place with two games to spare.

Napoli, who had 30 shots on goal but only three on target, dropped to second in the group with eight points, one below Liverpool, while Salzburg are third with four despite being the group’s topscorers with 12 goals.

Both sides missed early chances before Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly gave away a penalty with a clumsy tackle on Hwang Hee-chan and 19-year-old Norwegian Haaland continued his remarkable scoring run from the spot in the 11th minute.

Jose Callejon saw a header bounce off the far post and Lorenzo Insigne twice swept the ball over from similar positions near the edge of the penalty area as he failed to keep his composure.

Napoli equalise

Napoli finally levelled with their 16th attempt on goal. Insigne slipped the ball inside to Lozano but the Mexican still managed to score with a snooker-like shot from the edge of the area which found a tiny gap between Carlos Coronel and his near post.

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