Erling Haaland well on way to matching Cristiano Ronaldo's football exploits – and he even jumps as high as him too

ERLING HAALAND channelled his inner Cristiano Ronaldo on Saturday in Borussia Dortmund's 4-2 defeat against Bayern Munich.

The 20-year-old struck twice inside the opening nine minutes to fire BVB into an early 2-0 lead at the Allianz Arena.

But the visitors left Bavaria without even a point, as Robert Lewandowski banged in a hat-trick, while Leon Goretzka also got on the score sheet.

Haaland – who has scored 29 goals in 28 games in all competitions this term – continues to leave fans stunned by his goalscoring exploits.

But supporters were left equally as taken aback when he was snapped leaping high into air, with BT Sport quipping: "Erling Haaland can now levitate."

His jump has been compared to Ronaldo's astonishing 8ft 5in header he scored in Juventus' win over Sampdoria in December, 2019.

And the five-time Ballon d'Or winner also showed off his superhuman jumping capabilities in the Old Lady's 3-1 victory against Sassuolo in January.

Comparing Haaland's leap against Bayern to Ronaldo, one Twitter user commented: "Haaland doing an Air CR7."

Another messaged: "Wow! Higher than CR7?"

A third added: "Or as CR7 would say…ohh nice jump. If you practice you may become good at it."


Haaland – who has incredibly scored more Champions League goals than Ronaldo and Lionel Messi combined since the start of last season – has been linked with a number of clubs in the summer.

And Bayern boss Hansi Flick failed to rule out Haaland replacing Lewandowski at the club in the future.

Asked about about the possibility of that happening prior to Saturday's clash between the two teams, Flick told Sky Germany: "Very, very much is possible in life, nothing can be ruled out.

"But that is a long way off. He has a long-term contract in Dortmund and is an option for many top clubs."

Source: Read Full Article