Social media reacts to Erling Braut Haaland DESTROYING PSG!

Thursday, February 20th, 2020 5:32pm

By Will Cracknell @WillCrackers

Erling Braut Haaland netted a brace on Tuesday night to give his new side Dortmund the upper hand in their last-16 tie against French giants PSG.

Erling Braut Haaland is causing a stir. The Leeds-born Norwegian teenager is smashing records like plates at a Greek wedding. And Twitter has noticed.

Perhaps Haaland's blistering form for Dortmund shouldn't have come as such a surprise - nine goals in a single game against Honduras at the U-20 World Cup somewhat foreshadowed that this teenager was not set for an ordinary career. 

28 goals in 22 games for Red Bull Salzburg caught the attention of top clubs all over Europe. Manchester United were heavily linked, Juventus made enquiries but it was Borussia Dortmund who secured the 19-year-old's signature for what now looks a snip at  €20m. 

Since then, Haaland hasn't looked back. Tuesday's brace in the first-leg of Dortmund's last-16 tie against PSG took his record in Germany to 11 goals in eight matches. Six of these goals have come as a substitute. 

Haaland has now reached double figures in the Champions League four games faster than any other player in history. He has more goals in this season's competition than the entire Barcelona team - last year's semi-finalists and five-time winners. 

Fans couldn't believe what they were seeing and took to Twitter to express their disbelief and joked about his staggering statistics.

The 19-year-old even received praise from of England's best ever strikers, Gary Lineker.

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