Erling Haaland helped Borussia Dortmund to a big victory on Saturday in the first game of the new Bundesliga season. The Norwegian led his team with two hits to a 3-0 home win over Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Dost draws with Frankfurt
Dortmund took the lead against Gladbach ten minutes before half time via a goal by Giovanni Reyna, who passed Yann Sommer with a slide in the far corner.
Early in the second half, Haaland made it 2-0 from a penalty after a foul on Reyna. The twenty-year-old attacker also determined the final score with a shot to the roof of the goal fifteen minutes before the end.
Earlier in the day Werder Bremen lost with debutants Tahith Chong and Davy Klaassen at home 1-4 to Hertha BSC. Werder already faced a 0-2 deficit at halftime due to goals from Peter Pekarik and Dodi Lukebakio. After Matheus Cunha’s 0-3, the home team managed to score, but Davie Selke’s goal turned out to be one for the statistics. Jhon Cordoba made it 1-4 in the final phase.
Chong, who is hired from Manchester United for one season, and Klaassen were substituted after 63 minutes. Deyoraiso Zeefuik made his Bundesliga debut at Hertha BSC. Daishawn Redan and Karim Rekik stayed on the bench for the entire game. Javairô Dilrosun was missing from the match selection with a thigh injury.
Tahith Chong lost on his debut to Werder Bremen. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Bas Dost came with Eintracht Frankfurt no further than a 1-1 draw against the newly promoted Armina Bielefeld of Mike van der Hoorn. The number nine of last season faced a deficit after more than fifty minutes of play, after which André Silva put the equalizer on the scoreboard ten minutes later.
Substitute Kingsley Ehizibue also lost with 1. FC Köln 2-3 at the Hoffenheim of bench siters Melayro Bogarde and Joshua Brenet, captain Jeffrey Gouweleeuw with FC Augsburg was 1-3 too strong for Sheraldo Becker’s Union Berlin and Freiburg won with 2 -3 at the promoted VfB Stuttgart.
National champions Bayern Munich already took action on Friday and started the season with a resounding 8-0 victory over Schalke 04.
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