Erling Holland’s spectacular debut in the Champions League

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Erling Holland is a player whose talent has been talked about since a young age. He proved himself well in his homeland in Norway and also played brightly for the national team. In particular, he became the top scorer of the World Youth Championship. By the way, results football matches are easy to follow on the sports statistics website.

But for many fans, Holland became truly famous after his spectacular debut in the Champions League. In the season 2019/20, the Norwegian played for Salzburg and scored a hat-trick in his first match in the main club tournament of the Old Continent. The Austrians played against the Belgian Genk and defeated the club with a score of 6:2. Holland became the main player in the match and immediately attracted the attention of the giants of world football.

In that campaign, the Norwegian has repeatedly distinguished himself at the goalposts of rivals. In particular, after his goal in the game against Liverpool, many people had no doubt that they watched a future star.

As for Holland, there is nothing surprising in the fact that already in January 2020 the football player was promoted to Borussia Dortmund. There he also made a bright debut, which finally secured his status of one of the main stars of the generation.

What made Holland’s Champions League debut so successful

A hat-trick in one’s Champions League debut is an achievement that only a handful of players have reached. Therefore, Holland immediately entered the elite of scorers. You can find out the results of all football matches and follow the games of this tournament in a convenient format.

It is clear that Genk is not the strongest opponent. But in that campaign the hopes for Salzburg were minimal. Therefore, the bright debut of the striker was definitely remembered by the fans. Holland managed to get a hat-trick due to:

  1. High speed. Despite the height (almost 2 meters), the player has excellent coordination. He is fast and easily runs away from the opponent’s defenders. So in that match, he didn’t leave them a chance.
  2. Teamwork with partners. Especially noteworthy is his duet with Minamino. Not surprisingly, in January 2020, the Japanese was promoted and moved to Liverpool too.
  3. Cool and powerful hit. Even Holland’s long-range shots are very dangerous. This is the best proof of how strong the forward is and that he literally leaves no chance for his opponents.

Further performance for Borussia confirmed the fact that Erling is the top scorer of his generation.

The forward performs well and doesn’t lower the bar. His subsequent matches proved that a hat-trick on his debut in the Champions League was not accidental.

Written by Perry Martins

Perry Martins, officially known as Martins Okonkwo is One of Africa's foremost Gospel Music and Christian Entertainment blogger. He is Tony Elumelu Foundation Alumni and a Young African Leaders Initiative Alumni.
Perry is also a Radio and TV host on Gospotainment Radio.

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