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Video Shows Erling Haaland's Genius Movement Vs Netherlands, He Really Is The Complete Striker

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Video Shows Erling Haaland's Genius Movement Vs Netherlands, He Really Is The Complete Striker

Erling Haaland showcased his incredible movement in Norway's 1-1 draw with Netherlands on Wednesday night.

The Borussia Dortmund goal machine opened the scoring in the 20th minute in the World Cup qualifier and had a brilliant duel with Virgil van Dijk throughout the 90 minutes.

The 21-year-old has a whole host of attributes that have helped him become one of the deadliest strikers in world football so early on in his career.

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Physically, his combination of speed and strength makes him an absolute freak of nature and one who was almost definitely made in a lab.

Image: PA
Image: PA

But don't sleep on his intelligence and appreciation of space. Twitter user @RostadiusV put together a video highlighting Haaland's movement in the second half.

Norway turn defence into attack quickly and Haaland drops deep to receive the ball and pop it off.

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As soon as Martin Odegaard picks up the ball, Haaland gallops away with those trademark long legs.


He then makes one run but switches his run up to confuse the defender to gain those few extra yards and secure a clearer chance.

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The former Red Bull Salzburg striker did everything right with the finish but was very unlucky that the woodwork denied him from doubling his tally in the game.

There was enough separate instance where his rapid dart off the shoulder and in behind caused a serious problem for Van Dijk, whose finger he actually broke during the game, and Justin Bijlow had to make a strong save one-on-one.

Haaland, who has a ridiculous 63 goals in 64 games for Dortmund, has mastered the "double run".

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When his team have the ball in the final third, he will regularly make a decoy run that creates uncertainty for the defender

His second movement then gives him that all-important space to attack and before the defender has had time to react, Haaland has already found the net.

Featured Image Credit: Twitter

Topics: Erling Haaland, Borussia Dortmund, Norway, Netherlands, Virgil Van Dijk

Josh Lawless
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