Erling Haaland was clocked sprinting 60 metres in world championship time during Dortmund vs PSG during the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 clash.
Borussia Dortmund edged past PSG courtesy a brace from Erling Haaland. His second goal immediately cancelled Neymar’s leveller and gave his side the advantage back. The teenager stole the show on Tuesday night, not just with his goal scoring prowess but also his blinding speed.
Haaland was clocked at running 60 metres in just 6.64 seconds. To give more context, the timing would have qualified him for the World Indoor Championship 60m final in 2018.
The world record is 6.34 seconds set by Christian Coleman, who did it in 2018 in Albuquerque. In that race, eight-placed runner Emre Zafer Barnes and Halaand’s pace was only three tenths of the world record for the distance.
Erling Haaland was clocked sprinting 60 metres in world championship time
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The 19-year old has now scored 10 champions league goals this season. Although, the first 8 came with RB Leipzig. His 9th came in the 69th minute of the match when he caught the defence in a chaotic manner. Neymar equalised for the Parisians 6 minutes later. However, restored Dortmund’s lead a couple of minutes later.
Despite his man of the match performance, Haaland claimed he could still do better in a post-match interview.
“I am glad about the man-of-the-match award, but feel like I still can do a lot better,” he said. “I have to play better at this level, have to work hard to improve.
“The result is quite a dangerous one, as PSG has a very strong team and can still go through in the return leg.”
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