UEFA voted Erling Haaland’s volley against his former team Dortmund as the best goal of the 2022-2023 Champions League season.
According to UEFA’s announcement on June 11, Haaland’s goal received the most points in the Technical Council’s vote.
Haaland scored the goal in the match Man City – Dortmund in the group stage on September 14, 2022. After Joao Cancelo’s cross in the 84th minute, the 22-year-old striker jumped to finish with the outside of his left foot, sealing a 2-1 victory. Before that, in the 56th minute, Jude Bellingham opened the scoring for Dortmund, and John Stones equalized for Man City in the 80th minute.
Haaland is one of three Man City players in the list of 10 best goals in the 2022-2023 Champions League season. Kevin De Bruyne’s low shot against Real in the semi-final first leg ranked seventh, while Rodri’s cut against Bayern in the quarter-final first leg ranked 10th.
On June 10, Man City closed the successful season with a 1-0 victory over Inter in the final, thanks to Rodri’s only goal in the 68th minute. This season, Man City also won the English Premier League and FA Cup. , becoming the eighth team in Europe to win the treble, after Celtic, Ajax, PSV, Man Utd, Barca, Inter and Bayern.
Haaland personally won the title of Champions League top scorer . He leads the scoring list with 12 goals, four more than second-placed Mohamed Salah. Before that, Haaland also won the title of Premier League top scorer and European Golden Shoe with 36 goals.
According to experts, Haaland is a bright candidate for the 2023 Golden Ball title. His biggest competitor is Lionel Messi, the 2022 World Cup champion. France Football magazine will hold a vote with the participation of journalists around the world. The award ceremony took place on October 30 in Paris. In 2022, the Golden Ball belongs to Karim Benzema.
The 10 most beautiful goals in the Champions League 2022-2023
1. Erling Haaland’s goal, Man City 2-1 Dortmund match, second leg of the group stage, September 14, 2022
2. Kylian Mbappe, PSG 2-1 Juventus match, first leg of the group stage, September 6, 2022 |
3. Lionel Messi, Benfica 1-1 PSG match, third round of the group stage, October 5, 2022
4. Darwin Nunez, Liverpool 2-5 Real Madrid match, first leg of the 1/8 round, February 21, 2023
5. Alejandro Grimaldo, Benfica 2-0 Maccabi Haifa, first leg of group stage, September 6, 2022
6. Vinicius Junior, Real Madrid 1-1 Man City match, first leg of semi-final, May 9, 2023
7. Kevin De Bruyne , Real Madrid 1-1 Man City match, semi-final first leg, May 9, 2023
8. Kylian Mbappe, Juventus 1-2 PSG match, last leg of group stage, November 2, 2022
9. Karim Adeyemi, Dortmund match 1 -0 Chelsea, first leg round of 1/8, February 15, 2023
10. Rodrigo, Man City 3-0 Bayern, quarter-final first leg, 11/04/2023