Erling Haaland’s Incredible Gesture to the Referee During Man City’s UCL Clash Goes Viral

Erling Haaland’s Incredible Gesture to the Referee During Man City’s UCL Clash Goes Viral

  • Erling Haaland was involved in an incredible gesture with the referee during Man City's UCL clash with Copenhagen
  • Donatas Rumsas, who was officiating the match, had dropped his vanishing foam after a Copenhagen player knocked it off
  • Haaland used the occasion to show his humble side, picking up the foam dispenser and sprinting over to the referee to give it back

Manchester City hotshot Erling Haaland was the man of the moment during his side's Champions League clash against Copenhagen on Wednesday night.

The star forward was twice on target as he inspired City to a 5-0 thrilling win over the Danish side at the Etihad Stadium.

Erling Haaland, Man City, Champions League, Copenhagen, Etihad Stadium.
Erling Haland celebrates after scoring the first goal during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between Manchester City and FC Copenhagen at the Etihad Stadium. Photo: Mark Fletcher.
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Haaland's brace came just days after he netted a hat-trick during the Manchester derby in an epic Premier League encounter at the same venue.

The two goals against Copenhagen also took his tally to 19 for the Cityzens, with 14 of those coming in the English top-flight.

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Erling Haaland's gesture to referee during UCL clash spotted

While Haaland's double against Copenhagen was what stole the headlines, the Norwegian's incredible gesture to the referee was also quite something from the forward.

Having scored the opener inside seven minutes of action, City were pushing for a second goal in a bid to put the game to bed early.

Sportbible reports it was during this time Haaland proved his humbleness with a video of him offering to help Donatas Rumsas, who was officiating the match.

The Lithuanian match official dropped his vanishing foam which is used for marking out free kicks, with the City striker picking it up and sprinting over to the referee to give it back to him.

Incredibly, the 22-year-old then proceeded to join his teammates in attack in search of their second goal.

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Sports Brief had earlier reported that Erling Haaland left Pep Guardiola agape after he netted twice for Man City during the Champions League.

The Norwegian picked from where he left on Sunday during the Manchester derby, finding the back of the net twice in City's 5-0 win against Copenhagen.

The 22-year-old has enjoyed a hot start to life since he joined the English champions, having already scored 19 goals in just 12 appearances.

Source: Sports Brief News