Bayern Munich are the following workforce to attempt to shackle Norwegian goal-machine Erling Braut Haaland when the defending Bundesliga champions face Borussia Dortmund for the German Super Cup on Tuesday.
Under new coach Julian Nagelsmann, Bayern are bidding to win a tenth straight Bundesliga title, however have been held to a 1-1 draw at Moenchengladbach final Friday on the season’s opening weekend.
Dortmund threw down a marker earlier than the one-off German Super Cup match by beating Frankfurt 5-2 at home on Saturday with Haaland concerned in all the hosts’ 5 targets.
The towering striker, who solely turned 21 final month, has now scored an exceptional 62 instances in 61 video games for Dortmund.
“Haaland is the complete package, that has to be said. We need him,” stated Dortmund captain Marco Reus.
Haaland has already scored 5 targets in his first two video games this season.
A hat-trick within the German Cup was adopted up by a surprising show within the Bundesliga as he tore into Frankfurt defence, scoring twice and creating targets for Reus, Thorgan Hazard and Giovanni Reyna.
Haaland revelled in creating house for his team-mates, then confirmed scientific ending for the possibilities which got here his manner.
Only an excellent save by Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp in added time denied Haaland one other hat-trick.
“It’s amazing the consistency he brings to the field,” stated Dortmund’s new head coach Marco Rose.
“We are happy that he is here and it’s for others to think about how to stop him.”
Haaland celebrated in entrance of home followers lengthy after the whistle on Saturday.
German legend and Sky pundit Lothar Matthaeus thinks Haaland may give Dortmund an edge on this season’s Bundesliga title-race.
“He’s a machine, he has that charisma. And that’s why Dortmund are a big favourite to compete with Bayern for the title,” Matthaeus insisted.
However, Dortmund could also be operating out of time to win the Bundesliga with Haaland, who reportedly has a launch clause in his contract to go away in 2022 for 80 million euros ($94 million).
There have been stories final month that Chelsea needed to pay 175 million euros for him to which Haaland replied, “I hope they are just rumours, because that is a lot of money for one person”.
After a efficiency like Saturday’s, Europe’s different prime golf equipment shall be watching.
Bayern are a type of monitoring him carefully.
“We’d be complete amateurs if we didn’t,” stated sports activities director Hasan Salihamidzic.
The Bavarian giants will get a better look Tuesday when Haaland goes head-to-head with Bayern striker Robert Lewandowski, 33 subsequent Saturday, who scored a report 41 league targets final season.
The German media are raving about Haaland, who top-selling day by day Bild describe as “the player who tears even non-Dortmund fans out of their seats”.
Dortmund and Bayern first meet within the league this season in December, so Tuesday offers the rivals an opportunity to dimension up one another.
“This will be a game in which we can once again measure ourselves against the best team in Germany,” stated Dortmund coach Rose.
“We want to prepare well and continue where we left off, because this game can help us to become more consistent.”