Borussia Dortmund were the big winners today as Erling Haaland inspired them to a 4-0 win over Schalke, as football made its long-awaited return to competitive action.
The Bundesliga was under the watchful eye of the world as they attempted to reboot their football season despite the current global situation.
And it was Dortmund who stood out. The title challengers were out of the blocks quickly as they easily saw off Schalke to put themselves within touching distance of Bayern Munich at the top of the table.
However, despite a number of impressive individual performances, it was Erling Haaland who stood out the most in some fans’ eyes.
Haaland, who has been linked with a move to England, was in fine form. Indeed, he got the goalscoring underway as he tucked in from Thorgan Hazard’s assist.
It’s safe to say, then, that Haaland impressed more than a few people in his return to Bundesliga action.
Was sceptical of Erling Haaland when he broke through at Salzburg, but his performances at Dortmund have been utterly ridiculous, even after a two month break.
Really hope his fledgling rivalry with Kylian Mbappe defines the next era of football
— Rich Fay (@RichFay) May 16, 2020
Brilliant performance off the ball from Haaland.
— Fan account (@EnemyOfFootbaII) May 16, 2020
To think Haaland was bought for just 20million euros+ is most ridiculous.
— Dove️? (@eko_amebo) May 16, 2020
Haaland is a ridiculous footballer
— Josh (@_JoshHyde) May 16, 2020
Haaland with the most ridiculous pre assist ever ?
— Mansoor Ahmad (@Mansoor98A) May 16, 2020
Erling Haaland. What a brilliant player he is. Only 19. I'm disappointed Manchester United couldn't sign him.
— @Agbakpedom (@Dom91204346) May 16, 2020
Haaland will hopefully grace the Premier League one day – TBR View
If ever there was a way to make a statement to the watching world, then this was it from Haaland.
He was simply brilliant. As before the lockdown, his performance was that of a player who is getting better and better while at Dortmund.
Manchester United and Spurs really should be paying whatever Dortmund want this summer. That is, of course, if they plan on selling.
Haaland is a serious talent. Clubs pay big money for players who know where the back of the net is. If there’s one thing that Haaland knows, then it is exactly that.