On the same weekend he won the Golden Boy Award, Erling Haaland celebrated in style by scoring a 30-minute Poker in the Bundesliga.
There is no escaping Erling Haaland and his Golden Boy goal-scoring habits. During today’s Bundesliga match at Hertha Berlin, the Norwegian striker was eager to prove the reason he was selected as the 2020 Golden Boy Award recipient.
Despite starting the game with a disadvantage after Matheus Cunha’s opening goal, Haaland responded in his particular style. With this kid, all we can do is sit down and enjoy the show because we know he will score goals when he gets in front of the goalie. This is the type of player supporters pay a ticket to watch live inside a stadium.
During today’s comeback with Dortmund, Haaland made his appearance until the second half. The first goal was a tap-in after an assist by Emre Can from the right flank, Haaland was perfectly placed to score that equalizer as soon as the second half started. What came next is a goal avalanche that nobody expected from the kid.
Haaland nets four in 30 minutes.
Not long after his initial goal, Haaland moved perfectly after a pass between the lines from Brandt. He stood in front of the goalie with little opposition to release a left-foot strike. Raphael Guerreiro scored his side’s third goal of the evening between Haaland’s second and third goals. After scoring his hat-trick, we already expected him to get his fourth as time kept progressing.
With 11 minutes left on the clock, the young striker sent another to the bag after a beautiful assist from Jude Bellingham. He even had time to make history by leaving the pitch for Youssoufa Moukoko, who became the youngest player in Bundesliga’s history at 16 years and one day. It was a dream night for Haaland and all Dortmund supporters who witnessed his impressive performance.