Holland surpassed Salah-Von Nistelrooy to score against Bayern. After joining Manchester City, Holland is scoring one goal after another. Breaking various records. The Norwegian striker broke a record by scoring in the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final against Bayern.
Holland scored the third goal against Bayern in the Champions League on Tuesday (April 11). With this goal, he became the first Premier League footballer to score 45 goals in all competitions in one season. The record was previously held by Mohamed Salah and Ruud von Nistelrooy. Salah scored 44 goals in the 2017-18 season and von Nistelrooy in the 2002-03 season.
Holland scored his fifth goal against Bayern in the Champions League on Tuesday. But last night was a little more special for Holland. This is the first time that Holland’s team has won against Bayern. Holland have lost every time they have played against Bayern before.
Meanwhile, Salah and Ruud von Nistelrooy have moved forward from another day. Salah scored 44 goals in 52 matches in the 2017-18 season. The same is the case with Nistelroy. His 44 goals in 52 games came in a record-breaking 2002–03 season at Nistleroy. However, Holland scored 45 goals in only 39 matches. And the season is still two months away.
Meanwhile, English legend Allen Shearer wrote in his column in The Athletic last Sunday (April 9), ‘If he can stay fit, he will break Andy Cole’s and Andy Cole’s record of 34 goals in a season in the Premier League. 44 goals in 38 games, his current goal average across all competitions, will see him cross the 50 goal mark. Can even talk about 60 goals and Dixie Dean’s record. Terrible.’