Borussia Dortmundscored three goals in the opening 34 minutes of their first game of theBundesligacampaign – andErling Haalandwas directly involved in every one.
That’s right. After scoring 48 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions for the club and country last season, the Norwegian striker began the 2021/22 campaign with a bang against Eintracht Frankfurt.
The 21-year-old picked the ball up in his own half, ran towards the retreating Frankfurt defence with his frightening pace and power before passing to Marco Reus, who tucked the ball past Kevin Trapp.
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Loving the drone cam replay on this https://t.co/w0O3Omevvn
— Luton Town Analytics 👒🧮📊 (@LutonAnalytics) August 14, 2021
Erling Haaland doing his best Jadon Sancho impression. What a run. pic.twitter.com/H7ypuRIZAW
— VERSUS (@vsrsus) August 14, 2021
Dortmundsoon made it 2-0 thanks toThorgan Hazardbefore the inevitable Erling Haaland made it three when he wrong-footed Trapp in between the sticks.
GOAL! Dortmund 3-1 Frankfurt (Haaland, 34) pic.twitter.com/fJCR6mo1hL
— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) August 14, 2021
The 21-year-old, who has been heavily linked with a move this summer, scored a wonderful hat-trick in the German Cup last weekend against third-tier side SV Wehen Wiesbaden.
Perhaps the biggest talking point from that game came after Dortmund won a penalty on the half-hour mark.
Haaland, who went on to score the spot-kick, seemed to ‘celebrate’ the referee’s decision with a push up as he got himself back to his feet.
Erling Haaland’s last 5 minutes: Scores a goal, wins a penalty, celebrates with a push-up, gets back up and converts the penalty 😤
The 21-year-old is having fun tonight 😂 pic.twitter.com/NgCtnQS8nV
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) August 7, 2021
Never change, Erling.
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