The Norwegian sensation netted the second of Dortmund’s 3-0 victories over local rivals with an excellent chipped finish.
Free meals for Haaland from Mit Schmackes
Erling Haaland’s Revierderby goal for BVB against Schalke on Saturday has won him a year of free meals from former Dortmund man Kevin Grosskreutz. The Norwegian sensation netted the second of Dortmund’s 3-0 victories over local rivals with an excellent chipped finish. Now 32, former Germany international Grosskreutz have dropped to the third division with Werdingen, but the Dortmund native remains a keen supporter of his former club. He played for Dortmund over 200 times in six years from 2009 to 2015, winning two Bundesliga titles under Jurgen Klopp. Grosskreutz owns the Mit Schmackes gastropub in Dortmund, and he says Haaland can eat there for free after his derby performance. “Just a great guy. Have a year of free food at Mit Schmackes, bro,” Grosskreutz wrote on Instagram.
Erling trained his right foot and he scored with it
Haaland’s finish was an ominous sign for Bundesliga defenders walking with a supposedly weaker right foot. “When I had the ball, I was waiting for Jadon Sancho to sprint, but he didn’t so like to the sprint so much,” Haaland said. “So I played it to him, and then I just ran like I do best. He played it great. I have been training my right foot, so it’s good to get a goal with that foot.” Haaland gave his post-match interview alongside Manuel Akanji, who scored the opening goal of the game. “It is the first time I see you do a chip,” said Akanji. “Usually it’s just full power, and he hits it in.”
“In training, he’s in my pocket, easy! No, no, of course, he’s an excellent striker, especially around the box. You have to stay very close to him; otherwise, it’s going to be the goal. It’s good to train against good strikers so that you can improve every workout.” Dortmund have now won three league games in a row without losing but will return to the Champions League action on Wednesday, playing catch-up in their group after beating Lazio in their opening match. They then play Arminia Bielefeld and Club Brugge, before a Klassiker date with Bayern Munich on November 7.