Erling Haaland stole the spotlight in Borussia Dortmund by marking his name on the scoresheet thrice in his debut fixture against Augsburg.
The Norwegian was heavily linked to a move to Old Trafford earlier which went smooth until the Red Devils reportedly decided to back off a bit when they weren’t comfortable with a few details involved in the deal. Subsequently, the 19-year-old moved to Germany, with Dortmund securing the valuable asset’s signature.
Nevertheless the talented teenager overwhelmed the crowd on Saturday, showcasing one of his best performances to mark a hat-trick on his first appearance for the Bundesliga side. Scoring in the 59th, 70th and 79th minute, the talented forward was phenomenal, providing his side with a two goal lead.
Accordingly, supporters from all around the world have been flooding social media with reactions.
Erling Haaland scored a hat trick on his debut for Dortmund today
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Meanwhile Ed Woodward is out there trying to secure the bag with another awful sponsorship deal. pic.twitter.com/bzN8bqHb0N
— Red Devil Bible (@RedDevilBible) January 18, 2020
Erling Haaland is the second youngest hat-trick scorer in Bundesliga history. He’s also the first substitute to score a hat-trick on their debut in the Bundesliga. #BVB
— Ronan Murphy (@swearimnotpaul) January 18, 2020
Operating for Red Bull Salzburg in first half of the season, the attacker had built himself up quite a reputation which enticed big clubs before Dortmund successfully snatched him from Austria.
This particular event would although sting a bit for supporters at Old Trafford, is joyfully celebrated by fans at Signal Iduna Park. With his contract at Dortmund staying intact till 2024, the German outfit could feel relieved as they can sit back and watch the teenager in action for quite a while.