Dortmund picked up the win on a trip to Sevilla headquarters in the first leg of the last 16 Champions League. Laga Sevilla vs Dortmund at Estadio Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan, Thursday (18/2/2021) in the morning WIB, the visitors won with a score of 3-2.
Haaland became the star of Dortmund’s victory. The 20-year-old striker scored two goals and one assist.
About the performance, Erling Haaland claim to be motivated by Kylian Mbappe. He didn’t want to lose after seeing Mbappe score a hat-trick to help Paris Saint-Germain crush Barcelona 4-1 at Camp Nou the day before.
“When I saw Mbappe score a hat-trick, I got free motivation so thanks to Mbappe,” said Haaland after the match as reported by ESPN.
“He scored some good goals and I got a boost from him so it’s great fun,” said the Norwegian striker.
With these two goals, Haaland is also close to Mbappe’s record for most goals in the Champions League before turning 21. Haaland has now scored 18 goals, only one goal less than Mbappe’s record.
Dotmund will turn to host Sevilla at Signal Iduna Park in their second leg match on March 9. Even though they already have provisions for victory from the first leg, Dortmund are reminded not to let go of the gas pedal.