The Borussia Dortmund Erling Haaland appears to be like so much just like the RB Salzburg Erling Haaland.
Dortmund’s huge January window signing scored 3 times in 20 minutes off the bench and the German giants rallied from two targets all the way down to a 5-3 victory at Augsburg.
Gio Reyna, the 17-year-old United States youth nationwide teamer, additionally made his senior debut after being promoted from the membership’s academy this week.
Haaland’s signing was an enormous win for Dortmund, because the 19-year-old Norwegian starred for Salzburg and American supervisor Jesse Marsch within the Champions League this season. He wasted little time recapturing that type.
With Dortmund down 3-1 within the 56th minute, Haaland changed Lukasz Piszczek off the bench and snuck into area behind three Augsburg defenders. Jadon Sancho discovered him and Haaland did the remainder (through FOX Soccer):
Sancho himself tied the sport a pair minutes later, and Haaland then gave Dortmund the lead as Augsburg’s backline was nightmarishly caught out and Thorgan Hazard arrange a sitter:
Haaland punctuated his debut by chasing down a ball and firing into the bottom-left nook within the 79th minute:
Reyna got here on for Hazard within the 72nd minute and recorded a shot. It’s an encouraging growth for the attacking mid, and his speedy ascent by Dortmund’s ranks may result in a call-up from Gregg Berhalter and the USMNT in March.
Dortmund, in the meantime, retains tempo in what’s change into a hotly contested race for the highest 4 spots, and likewise retains Bundesliga-leading RB Leipzig in its sights.
It positive appeared like Dortmund was going to faceplant the primary sport out of the winter break. Haaland prevented it. No marvel there was such pleasure round his signing.
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