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Austrian Bundesliga

Erling Braut Haaland bags fifth hat-trick of the season

The Norwegian goal machine bagged a triple as part of RB Salzburg's win over Wolfsberger in the Austrian Bundesliga.

Salzburg's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haland

The hottest young striker in European football Haaland is the son of former Leeds United and Manchester City defender Alf-Inge Håland with Erling making the move from Norway's Molde to the Austrian Bundesliga with RB Salzburg in January 2019. In the Champions League alone the Norwegian forward already found the net on seven occasions for his team in four Group E games. 

Five x 2019-20 season triples 

The first of the Norwegian's triples this season came in the Austrian Cup with a 1-7 win away to ESV Parndorf in July. His prolific prowess continued with Wolfsberger on the receiving end of an August  5-2 league defeat in Salzburg with Haaland again bagging three. On September 14th, TSV Hartberg were the Norwegian's next Bundesliga victims with RB running out comprehensive 7-2 winners.   

FC Salzburg's Erling Braut Haaland scores
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FC Salzburg's Erling Braut Haaland scoresCIRO DE LUCAREUTERS

The goal-scoring feat is not just reserved for the domestic Austrian league or cup with Belgian side Genk on the receiving end of a 6-2 reverse on the opening day of the 2019-20 Champions League group stage with a Haaland triple as part of an emphatic Group E win.  

On Sunday, once again Wolfsberger were on the receiving end of another Haaland exhibition with the striker bagging all three goals as part of the 0-3 win away at the Lavanttal Arena.