Borussia Dortmund’s teenage sensation Erling Haaland was a bundle of joy for fans with his “coronavirus” goal celebration as the German Bundesliga became the first major league to resume on Saturday.
Haaland carried on where he left off before the coronavirus suspension as the teenager kicked off Borussia Dortmund’s thumping victory against rivals Schalke.
All eyes were on the Bundesliga on Saturday and the strangest Revierderby in history was the highlight, with January signing Haaland’s 10th league goal setting Dortmund on course for a 4-0 win against Schalke in front of empty stands.
Erling Haaland has now been directly involved in 12 Bundesliga goals this season:
❍ 9 games
❍ 10 goals
❍ 2 assists
He can set them up, too. pic.twitter.com/yuwviPxLWa
— Squawka Football (@Squawka) May 16, 2020
However, the celebration that followed was very different – with players advised to celebrate alone rather than all together
Thrilled and excited fans took to social media to describe the youngster’s celebration.
Haaland is a whole mood 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/G5Pllk509l
— Stitch (@MessiCF10) May 16, 2020
This Haaland fella might be a robot but he’s the best striker in the world
— Aubazettes (@Aubazettes) May 16, 2020
But indeed fans were not only amazed by Haaland’s celebration. A fan used the sound beats from the viral Ghanaian pall bearers alongside the highlight.
Yoo someone added the coffin guys music🎶 to Haaland’s goal celebration 💔😂😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/ChTled6LIm
— Benaiah💧 (@kwamebenaiah) May 16, 2020
Many were amused!
Which kain corona celebration Haaland and Dortmund dey do like this 😂 😂??
Anyways, we are glad #footballisback pic.twitter.com/po7Wshl6Xi
— Blow My mind 🌐🌏🌎 (@artLike_Fola) May 16, 2020
Social distancing celebration from Haaland Lmaoooooo #footballisback but it can never be interesting like before. WHT dance is this please? pic.twitter.com/vRBI7w83PM
— Prophet Chijioke. (@ProphetChijioke) May 16, 2020
However, someone found a way to bring Manchester United Forward Odion Ighalo into the discourse.
Haaland is a goal machine!
I’m glad Man Utd chose Ighalo over him.
— Lamarr ❁ (@Kinglamarr___) May 16, 2020
Loving this Dortmund-Schalke game. Of course it’s not the same without fans but in things like the creativity of Brandt, the cleverness of Hazard, the poise of Guerreiro and the ambition of Haaland, there are reminders of the beauty of football that we have been missing
— Oliver Holt (@OllieHolt22) May 16, 2020
Raphael Guerreiro’s brace and Thorgan Hazard’s strike sealed the thumping win against David Wagner’s men in this ‘geisterspiel’ – ghost game – at the mammoth Signal Iduna Park.