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Video Shows Erling Haaland Is The Master Of 'The Double Run'

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Video Shows Erling Haaland Is The Master Of 'The Double Run'

Erling Haaland is a stone-cold killer in front of goal, yet he's also a striker brimming with intelligence.

In addition to being a physical specimen, with incredible pace and power, the 20-year-old's movement is so clever and it's been a key factor as to why he gets in so many great positions.

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The Norwegian now has a sensational tally of 45 goals in 46 games for Borussia Dortmund. He's scored a variety of different goals but one thing that remains the same is his special ability to attack the space.

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As the below analytical video shows, Haaland has become the master of "the double run". When his team have the ball in the final third, he will regularly make a decoy run.

He then follows that up with a second movement that gives him that all-important split-second to find the space.

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The former Red Bull Salzburg man does this brilliantly at the near post in particular - see his goal against Werder Bremen last year for example - and by now we all know about the clinical finishing he has in his locker.

Haaland has also proved to be extremely efficient in getting on the defender's blind-side so that he is much more difficult to track.

That uncertainty for a defender is absolutely horrible and before they can even react, he's made the move and tapped home.

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He did that in the 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich, where he bagged a stunning brace 12 minutes into Der Klassiker.

The first was an effort from outside the area less than two minutes, and then we saw that intelligent forward play to make a number of different runs for the second.

After not getting the pass the first time, Haaland had the nous to attack the near post and get in ahead of David Alaba.

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Him being this good and having such a striker's instinct at such a young age is ridiculous and the fact he has room to improve is quite a frightening thought.

Topics: Football, Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, Bundesliga

Josh Lawless
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