Borussia Dortmund 5-1 Cologne: the hosts move third in the Bundesliga while Erling Braut Haaland takes two goals off the bench … bringing the new club to five goals in less than an hour on the pitch
- Borussia Dortmund signed a 5-1 victory against Köln to move into third place in the Bundesliga
- Raphael Guerreiro struck in the first minute before Marco Reus doubled the lead
- The victory of Jadon Sancho and Erling Haaland marked the victory with Mark Uth consolation
- Haaland has five goals in just 60 minutes for his new club after joining in January
Erling Braut Haaland continued his electrical life with Borussia Dortmund by scoring twice after exiting the bench to help his new club record a huge home win in Cologne in the Bundesliga.
Raphael Guerreiro took the hosts ahead of Jadon Sancho’s cut after just one minute before Marco Reus doubled the lead after half an hour.
Sancho and Haaland’s brace doubted the game in the second half, with Mark Uth marking a consolation for visitors, leaving Dortmund third in the Bundelsiga standings and four points off the top.
Erling Braut Haaland came off the bench to score twice for Borussia Dortmund against Cologne
Borussia Dortmund rose to third place in the Bundesliga rankings with the huge win
BORUSSIA DORTMUND: Burki, Piszczek, Hummels, Akanji, Hakimi, Brandt, Witsel, Guerreiro, T Hazard (Haaland 65), Reus (Dahoud 80), Sancho (Reyna 88).
TARGETS: Guerreiro 1, Reus 29, Sancho 48, Haaland 77, 88
UNUSED SUB: Alcacer, Gotze, Schulz, Balerdi, Morey, Hitz
Köln: Horn, Katterbach, Czichos, Bornauw, Ehizibue (Modeste 74), Hector, Skhiri, Jakobs, Uth (Rexhbecaj 80), Thielmann (Kainz 46), Cordoba
OBJECTIVE: Uth 64
UNUSED SUB: Schmitz, Risse, Terrode, Kessler, Mere, Drexler
The Norwegian teenager, signed in January by Red Bull Salzburg, now has five goals in just 60 minutes of action for his new club after a 20-minute hat-trick in his Augsburg debut.
While the nineteen year old ensured that Dortmund finished strong, it was the Portuguese winger Guerreiro who played them with a nice finish from inside the box after a good job from Sancho.
Captain Reus ran on a simple ball in the middle and calmly converted in half an hour while the hosts did a short job in the newly promoted Cologne. The referee awarded the goal after a revision of the VAR that initially rejected him for offside.
English prodigy Jadon Sancho kicked off Raphael Guerreiro for opening after a minute
After half an hour, Marco Reus ran on a long ball to score the second of his team
Just three minutes after the reboot, Sancho added his eleventh of the season and eighth in his last eight games with a nice finish inside the area.
The Cologne did not give up on the fight and Mark Uth was ready to convert a volley from a close angle, but it would prove to be a consolation with just over 20 minutes to play.
After being presented for a second replacement appearance in the 65th minute, Haaland took center stage memorably.
Sancho helped the hosts out of sight with a third goal at the start of the second period
Mark Uth launched a consolation goal for visitors midway through the second half
For the second consecutive game, Haaland was forced to watch the start from the bench
He first showed his poacher’s instinct by tapping from a rebound after 77 minutes to continue his hot streak after his £ 18 million move.
Dortmund’s second and fifth were about timing and pace as he ran on the ball of substitute team-mate Mahmoud Dahoud behind the defense.
Haaland, an January autograph from Red Bull Salzburg, left the bench for 65 minutes
The Norwegian teenager reacted more quickly to stab a rebound at home to continue his hot streak
With two minutes remaining, Haaland rounded the goalkeeper and converted from a tight corner
Having rounded the goalkeeper Timo Horn, Haaland was forced to open wide to the right of the door, but he took a touch and swept home from the left from a tight angle.
While Dortmund have returned firmly in the title race and four points from the Bundesliga summit, Cologne is three points behind the relegation playoff places with their main rivals for the drop in action this weekend.