How do you cease Erling Haaland? That may be a query that has puzzled groups throughout Europe during the last two years.
Man Metropolis discovered a technique to make the 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker largely ineffective throughout the 2 legs of their Champions League quarter-final.
Erling Haaland has gone seven video games and not using a purpose for membership and nation[/caption]
Metropolis grew to become the primary aspect that Haaland had failed to attain in opposition to within the Champions League.
The Borussia Dortmund star has an unbelievable report in Europe’s elite competitors.
He grew to become the quickest participant to achieve 20 Champions League targets in simply 14 video games earlier this season, beating the report beforehand set by Kylian Mbappe.
He scored 10 this season earlier than assembly Metropolis within the closing eight of the competitors.
However was restricted to only one shot on course, and no targets, throughout the 2 legs as Dortmund have been overwhelmed 4-2 on combination.
Haaland had only one shot on course in opposition to Man Metropolis[/caption]
So, how do you cease him? Simply don’t let him have the ball, in keeping with Pep Guardiola.
“This participant is sort of unstoppable and finest technique to defend proficient gamers is to not allow them to have the ball,” Guardiola mentioned after the sport.
Haaland is on one thing of a purpose drought in the mean time… properly, a purpose drought for him.
He has failed to attain in his final seven video games for membership and nation, together with the final 4 Dortmund video games.
Comparatively talking, this isn’t a desperately long term of video games to go with out scoring, however we’ve come to count on loads from Haaland.
He’s scored 33 targets in all competitions this season and wishes only one extra to achieve his half century for Dortmund.
Haaland has been linked with a transfer to Metropolis, amongst different golf equipment, this summer season[/caption]
It’s maybe no coincidence that it has coincided with elevated hypothesis round his future.
His father, Alf-Inge, and agent Mino Raiola have spent latest weeks travelling round to a few of the largest golf equipment in Europe assembly with potential golf equipment.
Actual Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man Metropolis and Man United are all mentioned to have an interest.
Many count on him to not be at Dortmund subsequent season and he could have performed his closing Champions League recreation for the membership.