Borussia Dortmund sensation Erling Haaland says his match-winning performance against Sevilla on Wednesday was inspired by Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe’s hat-trick against Barcelona the previous night.
Dortmund came from behind to beat the hosts 3-2 in the first leg of the last-16 tie. After Sevilla forward Suso opened the scoring early in the game, Mahmoud Dahoud equalised for the visitors and Haaland followed up with a double before half-time.
Haaland now has eight goals from five matches in the Champions League this season, and 25 from 24 appearances in all competitions.
The 20-year-old made history with his stunning performance against the Spanish side and admitted that fellow young superstar Mbappe gave him the motivation to fire his team to victory.
He told CBS Sports:
“I saw Mbappe yesterday and he scored some nice goals and I got a free boost from him! So yeah, it was nice.”