Erling Braut Haaland was at his best when Borussia Dortmund took on Schalke in the Bundesliga and ran an absolute rout with a 4-0 victory. Haaland got a brace while Jadon Sancho and Raphael Guerreiro scored a goal each to help The Black and Yellows get a big win. Haaland found the back of the net twice that evening but it was his brilliant scissor kick that took the internet by storm.
Haaland is one of the biggest young stars in the world of football right now and he showed just why is in that category on Saturday with that sensational first-time volley. Haaland’s off the ball movement was fabulous as he moved behind his marker at the far post to keep himself free.
He asked for the ball and Jadon Sancho delivered a fantastic ball to him. With a man in front of him, Haaland connected with the ball first time and scored a stunning scissor-kick. He has 17 in 17 in the Bundesliga this season, and 27 in all competitions.
Holy Haaland 🤯
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) February 20, 2021
Having also scored twice in Wednesday’s 3-2 win at Sevilla in the Champions League, Haaland scored the scissor-kick on the stroke of half-time after England winger Jadon Sancho gave Dortmund the lead in Gelsenkirchen.
Schalke’s best chance was when midfielder Suat Serdar hit the post early in the second half.
Raphael Guerreiro made it 3-0 when he took a return pass from Dortmund captain Marco Reus on the hour mark before Haaland netted his second with a simple tap-in.
“We scored the goals at the right time,” said Reus after his 300th Bundesliga game.
Schalke are on course for a first relegation in 30 years, but Reus says it would be a “pity” if this was the last Ruhr derby for the forseeable future.
“The Bundesliga, and us, lives for the fire (of a derby),” he added. “If I could choose, I would keep them up.”
Dortmund stay sixth, while Schalke remain rooted to the foot of the table, eight points behind second-from-bottom Mainz, who pulled off a shock 2-1 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach.
(With AFP inputs)