Erling Haaland appeared to channel prime Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday evening as he scored a tremendous looping half-volley to seal Borussia Dortmund a 4-2 win over Union Berlin.
With his 24th minute header, the Norwegian powerhouse gave his side the lead.
His goal in the final minute was the highlight of his performance. He performed an amazing acrobatic finish at the penalty box edge. The ball seemed to hover in the air for hours before finally landing into the net.
His near-horizontal hitting of the ball, and the way the ball was inched in were reminiscent of Ibrahimovic’s goal. This included his incredible bicycle kick for Sweden against England.
The 21-year-old has taken the footballing world by storm since his move to Dortmund in 2020.
He is now one of the best strikers on the planet, with a remarkable 68 goals in 67 matches across all competitions since joining Germany’s side.
On Wednesday, he broke another record by scoring his 21st Champions League goal, in 17 games. He was greeted with a kiss by fellow wonder-kid Jude Bellingham.
The goal machine was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea this summer but Dortmund were unwilling to let him go, meaning he is likely off next summer with his release clause believed to be in the region of £63million.
For now, he is a Dortmunder and fans are thrilled at his remarkable goal-scoring feats.
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One fan said: “Haaland gives off major Zlatan vibes and it’s not even that they are both Scandinavian.”
Another commented: “Feel like I am watching Zlatan reborn. Haaland is so fun to watch.”
He was joined by another Twitter fan, who added: “If he’s not proof that robots are already living among us then I don’t know what is. This is a stupid goal.”