Erling Haaland


Erling Haaland: Manchester City striker is not a Ferrari or a Fiat but Pep Guardiola’s new hybrid engine

For a manager who has spent the best part of a decade and a half operating at the pinnacle of European football, Pep Guardiola has rarely had to incorporate a new centre forward into his famously intricate tactical set-up. The thing is, if you can count on the extraordinary talents of either Lionel Messi or Sergio Aguero for years at a time, you do not really need anyone else. On the few occasions that Guardiola has had the opportunity to change the focal point of his attack, he has often shunted them out wide. David Villa arrived as a...

Erling Haaland scores penalty on final appearance for Borussia Dortmund

Erling Haaland scored a penalty on his final appearance for Borussia Dortmund in a 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin, who face a play-off to stay in the Bundesliga.The visitors took the lead at Signal Iduna Park through a spot-kick from Ishak Belfodil in the 18th minute.Haaland – set to head to the Premier League next season after Manchester City triggered his £51.1million release clause – had Dortmund level from a penalty with 20 minutes left.Jude Bellingham then played in Youssoufa Moukoko to slot home from a tight angle in the 84th minute – which coupled with a late winner for...

Pep Guardiola plays down his influence in Erling Haaland signing for Man City

Pep Guardiola denies he was a significant factor in Erling Haaland’s decision to join Manchester City.The Premier League champions pulled off a coup this week when they announced they had agreed a deal with Borussia Dortmund to sign the much-coveted Norwegian striker for next season for £51million.Offering the opportunity to work with their inspirational manager Guardiola has been cited as one of the reasons why City have been able to beat off rivals such as Real Madrid for his signature.The Spaniard, however, is keen to play that down, believing the club is now at a level, playing such an exciting...

Erling Haaland scores as Borussia Dortmund beat Hertha Berlin

Striker Erling Haaland scored and was given an emotional goodbye in his final match for Borussia Dortmund. Haaland, who is set to join Manchester City this summer, scored a penalty in Dortmund's 2-1 win over Hertha Berlin. Before the game, Dortmund's last match of the season, there was a ceremony...