– He could have been a greater folk hero – VG

- He could have been a greater folk hero - VG
The clear champion: Erling Braut Haaland is here with Robert Lewandowski during the friendly match between Manchester City and Barcelona earlier this week.

This year’s Champions League has some really great matches in the group stage. For Manchester City player Erling Braut Haaland (22), the meeting will be with his old club, Borussia Dortmund.


The Manchester City meeting will be difficult, of course, but we are looking forward to it as much as we look to see Erling again, says Dortmund captain Marco Reus in reaction to the draw, according to the club. Twitter account.

There are a few who have followed Haaland closely in Dortmund and the Bundesliga, such as Viaplay commentator Evind Bisgaard Sandet.

– It will be very cool and even warm. I can’t imagine there would be a bad atmosphere or anything else. I think the fans and the people are happy with the work he did. He says he scored goals for them and the club got the money.

Thanks for the happy years: Erling Braut Haaland thanks the fans in his last match for Borussia Dortmund against Hertha Berlin on May 14 this year.

It became clear that the two teams would now meet during the draw for the group stage on Thursday evening.

It ended with Manchester City, along with Spain’s Seville, Denmark’s Copenhagen and Borussia Dortmund in particular.

German club Erling Braut Haaland was ready in December 2019 and has played with them until this summer.

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Then it was sold to Manchester City, for about 600 million Norwegian kroner.

Anyway, there is no doubt that it will be a private meeting. Yerboen has a close relationship with Dortmund.

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During his seasons in the black and yellow jersey, he scored an astonishing 86 goals in 89 appearances. Just last season – as he often struggled with injuries – he ended up scoring 22 goals in 24 games.

After his last game with the club in May, in which he also received a photo, flowers and a warm welcome, he posted a long post on social media thanking him for his time there.

Wearing this shirt was nothing but a pleasure and an honor. I had unforgettable moments in Dortmund, meeting special people and extraordinary teammates, not to mention our fans who have always been our extra man on the pitch. The yellow wall is really incredible and is something you need to see at least once in your life. I will never forget any of this! thank you all! Haaland mentioned.

In the wake of Dortmund’s exit, Haaland must have been grateful in another way.

According to the newspaper picture The 22-year-old bought a Rolex for each of the 33 other players on the team. The watches are said to cost 150,000 NOK a piece.

Achievement: Erling Braut Haaland celebrated a 2-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in February 2020.

Commentator Sundit thinks Haaland’s reception in Germany will be good. Because there may be certain events stuck in the memory of Dortmund fans.

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Among other things The two goals in the victory over the Galerie star of Paris Saint-Germain In the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 in February 2020.

Then something happened that I haven’t seen as long as I’ve been following Dortmund. Mats Hummels (long-time Dortmund legend) pushed him away to the ‘yellow wall’ (Dortmund fans) to receive applause alone in front of the 25,000 spectators who stood there, he says.

He also remembers that Haaland played at a time when football was suspended and later had to play in empty stadiums during the Corona pandemic.

– How can it be with full stands? He missed something. He could have been a more popular hero because then the fans would have experienced the goals he scored. The history books there remember him, especially from that match against Paris Saint-Germain, says Sundet, who reports the following in conclusion:

His standing in the club is good. But he was there too short to become a legend in the club.

Lewandowski’s meeting with Bayern Munich

Another star who also has to deal with meeting an old acquaintance. Robert Lewandowski left Bayern Munich this summer for Barcelona.

Now the two teams meet a double-header this fall in Group C. In addition, they are tied against Inter Milan, last year’s runners-up in Italy who won twice in a row in Serie A this year.

– Then we can already determine what will be the “group of death” this year, said TV 2 expert Erik Thorstvedt of group C during the channel’s broadcast during the draw.

note: On Friday at 13:00 there will be a new draw, even more exciting from a Norwegian point of view. Then Bodou/Glimt will know who they face in this year’s Europa League group stage. At 14:30, the group stage of the European Conference League will be decided, with the Molde and Vikings vying for a ticket on Thursday evening.

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