Erling Haaland is turned into a meme by Norwegian TV after his rapid sprint vs. PSG

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Erling Haaland further enhanced his huge reputation on Tuesday night with a brilliant performance for Borussia Dortmund against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The 19-year-old, who joined Dortmund in a £17 million deal from Red Bull Salzburg in January, scored two goals to help his side record an impressive 2-1 victory.

His second goal was spectacular: a powerful left-footed drive which left PSG goalkeeper Keylor Navas with absolutely no chance.

Haaland’s statistics for the current campaign are nothing short of absurd.

The Norway international has scored 39 goals, including six hat-tricks, in just 29 appearances for RB Salzburg and Dortmund combined.

He netted 28 goals in 22 games for Salzburg and now has 11 goals in seven appearances with his current employers. Is there a better teenage footballer on the planet right now?

Prior to the PSG game, we all knew he was powerful and deadly in front of goal.

But the pace he showed during one run in the first half took everyone by surprise.


Haaland headed away a PSG corner and then turned on the afterburners as he sprinted from one end of the pitch to the other.

He was clocked at running 60 metres in just 6.64 seconds, which wasn’t far off world record pace.

The 60-metre world record is currently held by US sprinter Christian Coleman, who covered the same distance in 6.34 seconds.

Haaland’s pace would have put him in the final of the World Indoor Championship 60m final in 2018, which is remarkable - even though he would have finished joint-last.

Haaland’s sprint has seen him become a meme on social media.

Norwegian TV channel TV 2 Sport have posted a weird but wonderful video of the Dortmund striker and it’s well worth a watch…

The video shows Haaland sprinting in a race against Usain Bolt - and beating him - while the next clip shows him running past a young Forrest Gump.

You’ve got to love the internet.


Haaland is 6ft 4in tall, built like a tank and looks set to become one of the world’s fastest players.

Those who claim he was built in a lab might be on to something…

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