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Tonight sees teen sensation Erling Braut Haaland return to Champions League action — but with a second different team this season.

The 19-year-old starred for Red Bull Salzburg in the group stages and his goalscoring exploits in the competition — eight goals in six matches — made him the most sought after youngster in Europe.

Erling Braut Haaland is set to make his Champions League debut for Dortmund.
Erling Braut Haaland is set to make his Champions League debut for Dortmund. INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund beat every other team to the Norwegian’s signature — including Real Madrid and Manchester United — and to say Haaland has hit the ground running in Germany would be something of an understatement.

An incredible 23-minute hat-trick on his Bundesliga debut has been followed by another five goals to take his total to eight in his first five matches — a league record.

Oh, and he was named the Bundesliga Player of the Month for January despite only playing 60 minutes.

Earlier this season, CNN traveled to Salzburg to speak to Haaland’s then coach Jesse Marsch about what makes him such a special talent.

You can watch the interview below.



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