Erling Haaland; celebrator extraordinaire
Borussia Dortmund star striker Erling Haaland returned to the goal-scoring column for the first time in five months after muscular problems kept the Norwegian hitman out of action for Die Schwarzgelben for over five weeks (10 matches), bagging the third in a 3-1 win over top-four rivals VfL Wolfsburg.
Die Wölfe took an early 1-0 lead courtesy of Dutch international Wout Weghorst just two minutes into proceedings, but Dortmund battled back and drew level through an Emre Can penalty on 35-minutes before Donyell Malen pushed Dortmund into the lead 10-minutes after the break.
Then came Erling Haaland, replacing Malen in a substitute appearance to announce his return to first-team duties and it only took the Leeds-born striker seven minutes to return to his goalscoring ways.
This is why we love football😂😂❤ https://t.co/MlkOwL80Vd
— Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) November 27, 2021
But nothing is ever simple with Haaland, who has already celebrated a number of his goals in emphatic fashion since his arrival in Germany, and today was no different when the Norwegian ran over in front of one particular Wolfsburg supporter and pointed directly at her in the stands. Her reaction was equally emphatic.
Norwegian breaks Bundesliga goal record
Perhaps you can forgive Erling Haaland for his celebration today given what the goal meant to the Bundesliga record books.
With his goal against Wolfsburg, Haaland bagged his 50th Bundesliga goal for Borussia Dortmund in just fifty appearances for the Ruhr valley outfit, setting two records in the process.
Not only was Haaland the fastest player to the 50-goal mark, but he is also now the youngest player in the history of the German top flight to hit that mark, still just 21-years 4-months 6-days.
Though it is heavily expected for the Norwegian to leave the club in the summer for bigger and better things than the German giants, Erling Haaland has already left his mark both in the Bundesliga and across the globe as one of the most heavily-coveted stars in the game.