When German club Borussia Dortmund welcomed Spanish side Sevilla for a return leg of the last sixteen teams in the European Champions League, everyone expected a thrilling match. However, what most fans wanted to see was the performance of one rising star, Erling Haaland. The Norwegian has been in scintillating form recently, helping his club to win crucial matches.
After an entertaining first leg that was played two weeks earlier in Spain, this was the chance for both teams to win a place in the quarter-finals. However, it was Haaland who produced a stunning performance to help his team progress. The Norwegian easily went past defenders and found crosses from his team with ease.
An Important Brace
Haaland opened the scoring with a superb goal that put his team in the best position to advance. This was after Dortmund had emerged 3-1 victors in first leg. The score meant that Sevilla had a mountain to climb. It was Haaland who struck again from the spot to make things even more difficult for the visitors. They protested because the goalkeeper saved the spot-kick, but it had to be retaken after VAR intervened indicating that the goalkeeper was off his line before the ball was kicked.
However, it was not over yet as they scored two goals to level the game. It became a tense match for the remainder of the match but Dortmund held on to a draw. Sevilla must be feeling unlucky because if they had scored one more goal and won the game, the story would be totally different. The draw ik8meant that they had won 5-4 on aggregate and advanced. It was all thanks to Haaland.
Wanted by Big Clubs
The performance by Haaland means that his stake has risen, especially after it recently emerged that many top flight teams across the continent are interested in his services. The Norwegian has been improving with each match, and it seems that there is no stopping him. Some of the teams that are eyeing his signature are Real Madrid, Manchester United, and Manchester City. However, it also emerged that Borussia Dortmund is reluctant to sell their valued asset. Something that is also without a doubt is that he has also sealed his place as one of the indispensable players on the Norwegian national team
More matches are yet to be played in the round of sixteen, and it is still not clear the team that Borussia Dortmund will play in the quarter-finals.