Football

Haaland scores twice as Dortmund beat Wolfsburg

16 Apr 2022 | 16:05

Haland, 21, who was supposed to leave Dortmund at the end of the season, score twice in emphatic style left blank in his previous five games. Crispy victory over Wolfsburg mid-table leaves Dortmund ranked second, six points behind Bayern, who are going to Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday. Bayern, the team that left the Champions League on Tuesday, is chasing their 10th Bundesliga title in a row.

In the spring sunshine, and in front of a powerful crowd at Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund bounced back in form with five goals in 14 devastating first-half minutes. Tom Rothe17 years old, marked his dream Bundesliga debut when the Germany U19 defender headed Dortmund from a corner after 24 minutes of play. The flood gates are opened with four goals in quick succession.

Axel Witsel Shooting at the feet of goalkeeper KOen Casteels, Manuel Akanji tap in a free kick and Emre Can scored with a long shot. The Wolfsburg defense was torn again when Marco Reus serves one tap for Haalandwho applauded his teammates after scoring his first goal since late January.

This is the first time Dortmund has drawn 5-0 at half time in the German top flight since April 2013. Reus, who provided the assist for Akanji and Haaland’s first goal, went close when he shot over the bar. The captain of Dortmund was later linked with Julian Brandt to net Haaland, who scored the second goal to make it 6-0 after just 54 minutes.

Wolfsburg gets a belated consolation when Ridle Baku opened fire in the rebound after Dortmund goalkeeper Gregor Kobel made a stunning save denying Lukas Nmecha.