Erling Haaland broke yet another record as his double earned Borussia Dortmund a slender first-leg Champions League lead over Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday night.
The Norwegian has now scored 11 goals in his first seven games since his £17million move from RB Salzburg – and 35 in total this season.
He has reached 10 Champions League goals four games faster than anyone else in the competition’s history.
And his two strikes either side of Neymar’s away goal saw the home side edge this battle between two of Europe’s most prolific sides.
Dortmund had plundered 24 goals in six games since the turn of the year while their French counterparts had hit 48 in 14.
But neither side were able to break the deadlock in the opening period despite the Germans’ dominance.
Former Manchester City kid Jadon Sancho was their biggest threat in the first half as he twice set up Haaland only for the in-form hitman to fluff his lines.
Sancho himself then saw a curling effort palmed away by Keylor Navas before Neymar fired high and wide from 35 yards for the visitors.
The tie exploded into life midway through the second half when Achraf Hakimi’s cross from the right was met by Raphael Guerreiro and Haaland hoovered up the rebound.
The visitors were level within six minutes however as Kylian Mbappe set up Neymar to score what could prove a vital away goal.
But Haaland, who was a target for Manchester United, had the last laugh, firing home from 20 yards with his left foot to ensure a deserved victory.
Before the game, Dortmund announced the permanent signing of midfielder Emre Can from Juventus.
The 26-year-old, formerly of Liverpool, joined the German club on a six-month loan deal on transfer deadline day with a view to a permanent transfer.
And after Can made just three appearances for them, Dortmund have activated that clause to sign the Germany international on a four-year deal.
Dortmund tweeted: “Borussia Dortmund has activated the transfer of Emre Can from Juventus on a 4-year contract!
“Cheers to many more, Mr. Can.”