How do you cease Erling Haaland? That may be a query that has puzzled groups throughout Europe over the past two years.
Man City discovered a option to make the 20-year-old Borussia Dortmund striker largely ineffective throughout the 2 legs of their Champions League quarter-final.
City 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 document in Europe’s elite competitors.
He grew to become the quickest participant to achieve 20 Champions League objectives in simply 14 video games earlier this season, beating the document beforehand set by Kylian Mbappe.
He scored 10 this season earlier than assembly City within the last eight of the competitors.
However was restricted to only one shot on course, and no objectives, throughout the 2 legs as Dortmund have been overwhelmed 4-2 on combination.
So, how do you cease him? Simply don’t let him have the ball, based on Pep Guardiola.
“This participant is sort of unstoppable and finest option 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 objective drought in the intervening time… nicely, a objective 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 future of video games to go with out scoring, however we’ve come to count on lots from Haaland.
He’s scored 33 objectives in all competitions this season and wishes only one extra to achieve his half century for Dortmund.
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 current weeks travelling round to a number of the largest golf equipment in Europe assembly with potential golf equipment.
Actual Madrid, Barcelona, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man City 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 last Champions League recreation for the membership.