Erling Braut Haaland scored a double on Saturday as Borussia Dortmund got here from behind 3 times to seal an exciting 4-3 win at Bayer Leverkusen to go second within the Bundesliga on objective distinction.
“You possibly can’t defend towards all the things and Dortmund have a world-class striker,” admitted Leverkusen coach Gerardo Seoane.
“It was a spectacular recreation, nevertheless it’s annoying once you lead 3 times after which lose.”
Haaland’s brace in Leverkusen means the Norway striker has now scored eight targets in his final 5 video games for membership and nation.
Haaland has scored 13 targets this season — 5 for Norway and eight for Dortmund.
In Leverkusen, teenage Germany worldwide Florian Wirtz put the hosts forward, then arrange team-mate Patrik Schick for his or her facet’s second to make it 2-1 on the break after Haaland had earlier headed Dortmund degree.
Haaland then arrange Julian Brandt to equalise early within the second half just for Leverkusen’s French winger Moussa Diaby to place the hosts 3-2 up with 35 minutes left.
Dortmund levelled for a 3rd time by means of Raphael Guerreiro earlier than Haaland coolly slotted the profitable penalty into the underside nook 13 minutes from time after Leverkusen defender Odilon Kossounou fouled Marco Reus.
“I needed to get to the ball, he made contact. It wasn’t a tough hit, nevertheless it damage, I went to floor. It was a penalty,” stated Reus after the VAR had reviewed the motion.
The three factors have been a welcome forty fifth birthday current for Dortmund head coach Marco Rose forward of their opening Champions League group recreation at Besiktas on Wednesday.
Nevertheless, he was not completely glad.
“It was a really wild recreation, a spectacle. From the coach’s perspective, nevertheless, you want many issues have been totally different — we concede too many targets,” stated Rose.
Wolfsburg stayed prime with a 2-0 win at newly-promoted Greuther Fuerth.
Wout Weghort and Lukas Nmecha scored to go away them as the one staff in Germany’s prime flight with a one hundred pc report — the primary time Wolfsburg have began a Bundesliga season with 4 straight wins.
Later defending champions Bayern Munich can transfer above Dortmund into second place in the event that they win at RB Leipzig.