Erling Haaland, a final sensation at the time of the Klassiker / Bundesliga / J31 / Bayern-Dortmund /

Borussia Dortmund will undoubtedly experience the final highlight of their season against the future champions this Saturday. A trip to Munich, to validate second place and postpone Bayern’s coronation. On the occasion of this also on the side of Erling Haaland. After two and a half years in the Ruhr, the Norwegian international has to change air. It remains only for him to torture his opponents, as he is used to, pending the completion of his transfer.

A classic is never trivial. Especially if he can seal the identity of the future German champion. A win and Bayern will have their 32 . achieveand master shell† Champagne is kept refrigerated in the Allianz Arena. But Borussia Dortmund hope he stays there. Nine points behind the leader, and just as much ahead of third, the BvB has nothing to play except an itchy hair. The chance for Erling Braut Haaland to spoil the expected party in Bavaria and postpone Julian Nagelsmann’s beer shower. A classic that the serial goalscorer is eager to score, as it will surely be his last.

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Object of much greed and heralded in the sights of Real Madrid, Barca or even Paris Saint-Germain, the giant seems particularly close to Manchester City. A few days ago, the Daily mail already mentioned an agreement on a contract of around €600,000 a week, which would make him the highest paid player in the Premier League. And who would set him in the footsteps of his father Alf-Inge, sky blue from 2000 to 2003. Before Guardiola met him in the C1 quarter-finals last year, Guardiola had opened the kiss box: “What he is doing at 21 is unbelievable. He is an exceptional goalscorer, the numbers speak for themselves. Even a blind man would realize that he is a fantastic player.” The Catalan was much less talkative on Tuesday by refusing to discuss the topic at a press conference, a sign that the club may be currently finalizing the dossier. Relatively affordable, too, as it would have a release clause of 75 million euros. A centre-forward capable of happily exceeding 30 goals a season, a profile missing from Pep Guardiola’s squad since Sergio Aguero. A pure number 9 to complete the puzzle, kill the defense and take out the competition.

After 30 days of competition, Erling Haaland has only scored 18 goals. Of course there is a ‘but’: the Norwegian has only played twenty Bundesliga matches. His ratio of 0.9 goals per game is there to remind us: the cyborg remains mechanically efficient. Only Robert Lewandowski does better with 1.07 goals per league game. On the other hand, Haaland scores all 4 shots, against 4.3 for the Pole. A beast, “not someone who takes a pill” according to his trainer Marco Rose. “When you play against him you cannot concentrate for a minute. You have to keep it close to you, you cannot give it space, otherwise you will die. This man is an animal” familiar to So Foot Club Maynor Antunez, who had seen Haaland slam a nonuplet

Der letzte tanz

The Leeds native has been absent for over a month in the fall due to an erratic hip and has had a range of physical problems this season. Setbacks that took him from half of the group stage of the Champions League and the play-off of the Europa League against Rangers, among other things. Result: only 26 games played in all competitions, but 25 goals and 7 assists. At 21 it must be remembered. Broadening its focus a little more, the phenom has landed 82 pawns in 85 appearances since joining Dortmund in January 2020, setting many records for speed and efficiency. “Erling likes a challenge” the Golden Boy’s father recalled in December 2020. That’s good: Borussia remain on seven defeats in the classic and has not beaten Bayern since the German Super Cup in August 2019. Already scored five times in six games against record master, Haaland has just found the net against Wolfsburg with a brace. Benjamin Pavard, Niklas Süle and their teammates had better get their hearts out.

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