Already very fit at the start of the season, the Norwegian serial scorer wants to shake the Bavarian ogre this Tuesday (8:30 p.m.), during the German Supercup.
While his name no longer appears in the transfers section of the gazettes, Erling Haaland is still talking about him. In the field. The young Norwegian striker from Dortmund seems indeed launched on the same crazy bases as last season. Author of a hat-trick in Borussia’s first official match against SV Wehen (D3), in the German Cup, the 21-year-old striker also marked the spirits with two goals and two assists at the opening of the championship against Eintracht Frankfurt (5-2). A good omen before this enticing poster between BVB 09 and Bayern Munich.
Facing Haaland and his teammates therefore stands Bayern and its 31 German championship titles, including 9 consecutive, current series. The obstacle does not seem insurmountable since the Schwarz Gelben (“Jaunes et Noirs”) have already beaten the Bavarians in 2019 (2-0) in this poster at the start of the season. An affront washed up by Bayern the following year (3-2). During this revenge, Haaland had struggled to bring his own to 2-2, with a goal and an assist. Unfortunately for him, Joshua Kimmich had forced the decision late in the game to allow Bayern to pocket their eighth German Supercup. For the beauty, the Norwegian giant (1m94) will be keen to defeat the Indian sign against the Bavarians whom he has never beaten during his young career.
Halaland’s hat-trick against Wehen Wiesbaden in the German Cup on August 7 (0-3)
Time to become a (very) big striker?
While Germany is still in shock at the death of striker Gerd Müller, this final will be the scene of a clash between two top scorers: Erling Haaland and Robert Lewandowski. The Polish striker of Bayern, long followed by his Norwegian rival, completed a 2020-21 year with 41 goals, erasing in the process the old record of Gerd Müller (40 goals in 1971), while Haaland had to be satisfied ” that ”of 28 goals. The “Cyborg” will have the opportunity to shake up the hierarchy of attackers from Germany – even Europe – and topple King Lewandowski from his pedestal for this final but also the season to come.
The opportunity is all the more beautiful as he will face a defense of Bayern Munich still in progress, as shown by the draw against Mönchengladbach (1-1) on the first day of the Bundesliga. A match in which the powerful but not very mobile Niklas Süle was associated with the French rookie Dayot Upamecano (42.5 M €) in central hinge, with the arrow Alphonso Davies on the left and Josip Stanisic, on the right, in place of Benjamin Pavard, injured. All after the departures of David Alaba (Real Madrid), Jerome Boateng (free) and while Lucas Hernandez is still unavailable after his knee surgery in recent weeks.
Bayern’s once-imperial defense looks more manageable than ever. All led by a Julian Nagelsmann who must win at all costs to justify his status as the most expensive coach in history (€ 25 million for his transfer from Leipzig), the door has never seemed so open for Erling Braut Haaland and Dortmund.