"He's good at everything. His presence is phenomenal" - Haaland driving defenders scatty
Haaland gave back as good as he got from the Sevilla goalkeeper.
Erling Haaland scored more goals for Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday. Of course Erling Haaland scored more goals for Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday.
Leading 3-2 from the first leg against Sevilla, the Norwegian opened the scoring ten minutes before half-time then scored a penalty early in the second half.
Despite Sevilla later levelling it up on the night, the damage was done, and Dortmund move on to quarter-finals.
There was, however, a tiny - and slightly hilarious - moment of controversy surrounding Haaland's second.
Brace yourself, this is hard to keep pace with.
Haaland was eventually awarded a penalty via VAR for a foul on him by Jules Kounde. Before it was given, he had the ball in the Sevilla net but was deemed to have committed a foul in the buildup. So this goal was ruled out, but play was brought up for the penalty.
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Having finally stepped up to take the spot-kick, Yassine Bounou saved Haaland's initial shot and his rebound, only for a retake to be ordered after the goalkeeper came slightly off his line.
Bounou was spotted shouting at Haaland after his double save, something which the Norwegian remembered after tucking away his second attempt. Having found the bottom corner, the striker made a point of screaming at the goalkeeper, angering a couple of Sevilla players in the process.
After the match, Haaland was asked what he shouted at the goalkeeper. The man was so possessed that he started shouting in a different language, which he did not understand.
"The goalkeeper shouted at me when he saved the penalty and I thought, 'Oh, I hope I can score another goal for you. And I did. I have no idea (what he shouted), I said the same thing he said to me. I don't know what it means."
— Virgin Media Sport (@VMSportIE) March 9, 2021
Haaland ignored the Sevilla player protests in his celebrations, but the sight of them haring after him was a particularly funny moment nonetheless.
On Virgin Media Sport, Tommy Martin aptly referred to the crazed competitor as a "mad yoke."
"The lad's got the lot," added Damien Delaney.
Niall Quinn, meanwhile, feels that the Norwegian has it all.
"Normally, centre forwards are got at two or three things. But he's good at everything. His presence is phenomenal. He's got defenders worried from the moment Dortmund have got possession."