Borussia Dortmund youngster Erling Haaland has accepted Cristiano Ronaldo‘s ‘The Living Cup’ challenge which will have any contender do core crushers for about 45 seconds. The five times Balon d’Or winner launched the challenge earlier last week and he challenged his fellow footballers and fans to try to break his record of 142 core crushers in 45 seconds.
Reasonably, quite a number of football stars and sportsmen have taken on the challenge and they have delivered massive core crushers within 45 seconds. However, none has been able to break the standing record of Cristiano Ronaldo. Former Chelsea striker now retired, Didier Drogba contested the challenge and delivered 122 core crushers in 45 seconds. Funnily, the retired footballer stated that his 122 core crushers in 45 seconds are not a bad start for a 42-year-old retired footballer.
In a spirit of sportsmanship, Borussia Dortmund exciting youngster, Erling Haaland has shared online the video of his attempt to break Cristiano Ronaldo’s standing record of 142 core crushers in 45 seconds in The Living Room Cup challenge. Unfortunately, the 19-year-old goalscorer could not deliver up to 142 core crushers. He was only able to deliver about 124 core crushers in 45, expectedly, he tagged others to join The Living Room Cup challenge.
It would be recalled that Borussia Dortmund crashed out of the 2019/2020 Champion League race on March 11 after they were humiliated by PSG in the return leg of the Round of 16. The twist of the game was when Brazilian star Neymar Jr led other PSG players to taunt Erling Haaland by imitating his style of goal celebration in the first leg of their Champions League campaign. Erling found the back of the net twice in the first leg of their round of 16 against PSG. While the 19-old-old Norwegian was celebrating his goal, he sat on the ground in a posture of meditation like the monks after embracing his teammates.
In the same vein, Neymar mocked the Borussia Dortmund attacker when PSG overturned the tide to defeat the German team out of the Champions League race. Reports, however, revealed that the Brazilian star did that to prove to Haaland that Paris Saint-Germain truly owns the city of Paris.