Haaland brace sees Dortmund trim Bayern’s lead


BERLIN:

Erling Haaland scored twice Wednesday as Borussia Dortmund trimmed Bayern Munich’s lead on the prime of the Bundesliga desk to 6 factors with a 3-Zero win over backside facet Greuther Fuerth.

Haaland struck both facet of half-time earlier than Dutch striker Donyell Malen grabbed Dortmund’s late third purpose.

The home victory permits Dortmund to peg again the factors hole behind Bayern, who stay on track for a 10th straight league title after thumping Stuttgart 5-Zero on Tuesday.

Haaland has scored 19 targets in 15 video games for Dortmund this season and the towering Norwegian once more shone at Signal Iduna Park.

His early well-timed cross within the field noticed Thorgan Hazard hit the online, however the purpose was dominated offside.

Haaland then transformed a first-half penalty and headed in a Julian Brandt free-kick eight minutes from time earlier than substitute Malen fired in Dortmund’s third purpose, additionally from Brandt’s last cross.

Dortmund are additionally six factors forward of third-placed Leverkusen, who have been held to a 2-2 draw at home by Hoffenheim on Wednesday.

Czech striker Patrik Schick scored twice to place Leverkusen 2-Zero up with an hour gone, however Hoffenheim scored late targets from Angelo Stiller and Munas Dabbur to say a degree.

Leverkusen completed with ten males after Moussa Diaby was proven a second yellow card for lashing out at Hoffenheim defender Florian Grillitsch in stoppage time.

Earlier, Japan ahead Daichi Kamada scored his first Bundesliga purpose this season to present Eintracht Frankfurt a 3-2 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach following a flurry of second-half targets.

The attacking midfielder hit the very good winner, beating the back-tracking Gladbach defence together with his first contact and tucking his end into the nook below stress.

The purpose, his first in Germany’s prime flight this marketing campaign after scoring 3 times in six Europa League group-stage video games, got here after a frantic begin to the second-half with three targets in 5 minutes.

Frankfurt then performed the final 20 minutes a person down at Borussia Park after Brazilian defender Tuta was despatched off for a second reserving for fouling Marcus Thuram.

Frankfurt are seventh, however simply three factors from a top-four place after backing up Sunday’s 5-2 home drubbing of Leverkusen with one other spectacular victory.

In distinction, Gladbach have misplaced their final 4 league video games and are only a level from the underside three.

They took an early lead when midfielder Florian Neuhaus hit the again of the online.

Frankfurt equalised out of nothing simply earlier than half-time when their Colombia ahead Rafael Borre completed off a lightning counter-attack.

The recreation burst into life simply after the break when Frankfurt’s Danish midfielder Jesper Lindstrom, who additionally scored towards Leverkusen final Sunday, put Frankfurt 2-1 up, crashing in his shot off the underside of the crossbar.

Four minutes later, Gladbach defender Ramy Bensebaini transformed a penalty after Kouadio Kone was introduced down within the space, just for Frankfurt to instantly retake the lead when Kamada hit the winner after exchanging passes with Borre.

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