Only had to meet Burnley in the quarter-finals of the FA Cup, but Man City still launched a strong squad, the highlight of which was the appearance of Haaland. And after only an hour of play, the former Dortmund striker scored 3 goals, contributing to the team’s 6-0 destructive victory.
This was Haaland’s sixth hat-trick this season and of course, he was handed the ball by the referee after the game ended. However, this time the 22-year-old superstar did not keep the ball for himself, but gave it to his teammates.
As in the clip below, Haaland walked up to his best friend Grealish – who was only thrown on the field until the 89th minute, and presented the ball he had just received from the referee. The two exchanged a few sentences before Grealish playfully threw the ball back at its true owner.
Many fans playfully commented: “Haaland scored more goals with just one ball than Grealish’s season”.
Apparently Haaland’s house is already packed with these hat-trick balls, and the gift of best friends makes sense. With 3 goals in this match, Haaland has brought the total number of goals this season to 42. In the Premier League alone, his record is 28 goals, promising to break Alan’s record of 34 goals / season. Shearer and Andy Cole, with 11 games still in hand.
A few days ago, Haaland also showed a destructive form in the Champions League when he scored 5 goals in a 7-0 victory over RB Leipzig.
Haaland gives Grealish a hat-trick