While Manchester City coach Pep Giardola said he did not know how his favourite goal scorer this season, Erling Haaland scored the winner against Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, there are many others who expressed awe and admiration for the player.
What shocked them however, is the way the striker netted City’s second goal against Dortmund.
Sky Sports soccer pundit, Clinton Morrison was lost for words. He watched the wonder goal and said: ‘I can’t explain it!’
He was simply lost for words. But later, he said Haaland is definitely a great goal scorer.
Some sports portals are calling it Haaland’s miraculous goal.
Six minutes from the end of the game, the Norwegian leapt at the back post and hooked an already-impressive Joo Cancelo cross into the net with the outside of his left foot from well above the heads of any defenders in sight.
Haaland now has 26 Champions League goals from 21 games this season, after scoring twice in City’s opener against Sevilla.
That puts him just one behind Luis Suárez, who scored 27 goals in 73 games for Ajax, Barcelona, and Atelico, and within striking distance of other greats such as Wayne Rooney (30/85) and Arjen Robben (31/110).
Other sports portals are saying Haaland’s goal in the 84th minute was outrageous.
During the Borussia match, Guardiola made a triple change and quickly introduced Bernardo Silva, Phil Foden, and Julian Alvarez.
The trio had the desired effect, adding the missing pace and inventiveness to City’s forward play.
City then drew level thanks to a defender. Kevin De Bruyne crossed the ball inside to John Stones, who fired a powerful drive past Alexander Meyer from outside the box.
From then on, the momentum was with City, and Dortmund’s efforts to contain Haaland were futile when Cancelo delivered his magical cross and the Norwegian finished with his full stretch.