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19.09.2021 Football News

Bundesliga: Erling Haaland on target as Borussia Dortmund brush aside Union Berlin

By Eurosport
Erling Haaland of Dortmund celebrates his goal with Donyell Malen, Borussia Dortmund vs. Union Berlin, Bundesliga, Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, September 19, 2021

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LISTEN SEP 19, 2021
Erling Haaland of Dortmund celebrates his goal with Donyell Malen, Borussia Dortmund vs. Union Berlin, Bundesliga, Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, September 19, 2021 Image credit: Getty Images

Erling Haaland netted an outrageous lob as Borussia Dortmund recorded a 4-2 victory over Union Berlin at Signal Iduna Park to move second in the early Bundesliga table.

Raphael Guerreiro set the early tempo with a splendid effort from an improbable angle with just eight minutes on the clock.

Fresh from netting in the 2-1 victory over Besiktas on Wednesday night, Haaland doubled Dortmund's advantage with a bullet header to give them a comfortable lead at the break.

Seven minutes after the restart, Dortmund scored their third. The brilliant Jude Bellingham found Marco Reus on the overlap and his cross was turned into his own net by former Schalke defender Marvin Friedrich.

Despite being outplayed, Union Berlin were handed a lifeline with more than half an hour still to play when Max Kruse converted from the penalty spot after Alex Witsel fouled Kevin Behrens.

Substitute Andreas Voglsammer's header reduced the deficit further in the 81st-minute to leave Dortmund nerves jangling, but Haaland - with his seventh league of the season - made sure of the points with a magical lob that will be played on repeat for weeks to come.

Marco Reus struck the post with a free-kick as Dortmund finished with a flourish and Haaland almost sealed his hat-trick in the most spectacular backheeled volley that deflected just wide.

The victory means Dortmund have recorded 13 points from a possible 16 - just one behind Bayern Munich.

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