Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Erling Haaland mirrors Zlatan Ibrahimovic with superb bicycle goal to leave fans in awe

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.

The Norwegian powerhouse put his side into the lead with his first, a thumping header in the 24th minute.

But what really impressed fans was his goal late on, an acrobatic finish from the edge of the penalty box which seemed to float in the air for an eternity before it became clear it was nestling into the net inch-perfectly.

And his near-horizontal striking of the ball and the manner which the ball went in was reminiscent of an Ibrahimovic goal, most notably his stunning 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 has developed into one of the greatest strikers in the world, scoring an otherworldly 68 goals in 67 appearances across all competitions since joining the German side.

On Wednesday, he continued his habit of smashing records by scoring his 21st Champions League goal in 17 games, earning him a kiss from 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.

But for now he is a Dortmund player and fans are ecstatic at his consistently remarkable goal-scoring feats.

Do you think Haaland will go on to eclipse Ibrahimovic’s accomplishments? Let us know in the comments section.

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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.”
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