In a recent UEFA Champions League match involving Chelsea, Didier Drogba, the club’s legendary figure, found himself at the center of attention in the game against Manchester City and Young Boys.
During the Ballon d’Or ceremony, Drogba engaged in a playful exchange with Erling Haaland, posing a challenge to the young talent. He asked Haaland to decide between emulating either Gary Lineker’s or Drogba’s iconic goal celebrations when he scores his next goal.
Haaland took up the challenge and celebrated his goal against Young Boys, which he scored from the penalty spot during the match on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Drogba, the Ivorian international, shared Haaland’s celebration on his official Instagram account with the caption, “Erling Haaland, Man of your words.”
This goal by Haaland pushed his tally in the competition to 39 goals, securing his place among the top 20 all-time scorers in the tournament, where he’s tied with Fernando Morientes. It’s worth noting that Haaland has the potential to surpass Kylian Mbappe (42), Del Piero (43), Neymar (43), and even Drogba (44) in the current 2023/24 season. Haaland’s rising star continues to shine bright in the world of football.