Erling Haaland is pretty good, isn’t he?
After smashing in eight goals in the Champions League group stage with RB Salzburg, he bagged another two in Borussia Dortmund’s first-leg last-16 tie against Paris Saint-Germain.
It takes the 19-year-old’s tally to 39 for the season.
Not only is the Norwegian an incredible goalscorer, but he’s also an incredible athlete.
- Reverse angle of Haaland’s goal for Borussia Dormund vs PSG is incredible to watch
- Haaland was smashing out even more records during Borussia Dortmund 2-1 PSG
- Haaland’s pace for Borussia Dortmund v Paris Saint-Germain was frightening
While his father was a former professional footballer his mother, Gry Marita, was the Norwegian national champion in heptathlon.
At the age of five, Haaland broke the world record for the longest standing long jump for someone that age. It’s a record he still holds.
And he showed off his athleticism during Borussia Dortmund’s 2-1 win against PSG with a ridiculous sprint in the first half.
Haaland opened his legs and powered past players as he looked to turn defence into attack.
And it’s now been revealed just how quick Haaland was during that sprint.
He’s was clocked at running 60 metres in just 6.64 seconds.
Let’s put that into context.
The 60-metre world-record is held by US sprinter Christian Coleman at 6.34 seconds.
In fact, Haaland pace would have put him in the final of the World Indoor Championship 60m final in 2018 – although he would have finished joint-last.
Haaland really does have everything.
Despite his Man of the Match performance, Haaland claims he can do “a lot better”.
“I am glad about the man-of-the-match award, but feel like I still can do a lot better,” he said. “I have to play better at this level, have to work hard to improve.
“The result is quite a dangerous one, as PSG has a very strong team and can still go through in the return leg.”