Erling Haaland scored both of Dortmund’s goals in a 2-2 draw against Sevilla. And these goals gave the German club a 5-4 aggregate and a place in the Champions League quarter-finals.
Erling Haaland broke the deadlock with a close-range finish in the 35th minute before increasing his tally from the penalty spot in the second half.
In a bizarre period of 5 minutes, the Norway international had a goal disenabled and was ordered to rather take a penalty.
The penalty of Haaland was rescued by Yassine Bounou, Sevilla goalkeeper, also known as “Bono”. However, the youngster was given the opportunity to make changes immediately when the spot-kick was ordered to be taken again.
Erling Haaland didn’t make any mistake the second time. However, was chased after handing over some stick to Yassine Bounou by Sevilla’s players.
Just after receiving the Man of the Match award, Erling Haaland gave some further information concerning what happened exactly.
The young striker, Erling Haaland accused Yassine Bounou of cheating and also mentioned it particularly felt swet to change the penalty past the Sevilla keeper just after he was mocked for the first miss.
“He was too far off his line. If he stood on his line, I would have scored that one and that’s what happened on the second one.”
“I missed and then he cheated. Then I took it again and scored when he didn’t cheat.”
“When he was screaming in my face after the first one, I was thinking it will be even better to score another goal and that’s what happened, so it was nice.”
When he was asked what he said to the goalkeeper, Erling added:
“I don’t want to say. I don’t know what it means but I said what he said after I missed the first one. Maybe it’s karma in this world.”
It has been speculated that Erling Haaland screamed “unlucky!” at Bono just after scoring the penalty.
In any case, it was Erling Haaland ad his Dortmund teammates who got the last laugh.
They now see themselves in the hat for the Champions League quarter-final draw, which takes place on the 19th of March.