Erling Haaland has scored again for Manchester City in the Champions League. Almost no news yet. Especially when you consider that it was his 66th goal in the 70th match for the Skyblues.
After the penalty was overturned, the real message arrived. The Norwegian did not applaud arbitrarily, as was the case now, but kept a promise he made a week ago on the podium of the Ballon d’Or Gala.
Haaland won the Müller Trophy as top scorer of the year and was given the choice by laudator Gary Lineker and event host Didier Drogba to dedicate his next goal celebration to one of the two icons. The 23-year-old agreed, but did not want to reveal which goal celebration he would copy.
The answer came after the first of his two goals against Young Boys Bern. With the fan in both hands, we moved towards the corner flag. But he avoided the classic kneeling slide. Drogba will forgive him. At least he beat English legend Lineker.
The match ultimately ended with a score of 3-0.