Soccer-Haaland strikes twice in Dortmund’s 4-2 win over Union Berlin

Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland scored twice, including a spectacular lob, to guide his side to a 4-2 home victory over Union Berlin on Sunday, which brought them one point behind leaders Bayern Munich and Vfl Wolfsburg.

Norway’s Haaland has now scored seven times in the league this season while bringing his tally to an impressive 68 goals in 67 games in all competitions for Dortmund. But it wasn’t all smiles for the hosts after nearly wasting a 3-0 lead, allowing Union to score twice before Haaland’s second goal calmed nerves in the 83rd minute.

“We still made it unnecessarily difficult for us today,” said Dortmund captain Marco Reus. “We lead 3-0, concede a silly goal and then a set piece goal.” You invest a lot and we just can’t offer away goals like that. We need to start working on this quickly. But we are happy to have won the game. “

The visitors had the first good chance from the first minute, but Dortmund quickly took control with Raphael Guerreiro pulling them in front after a lightning-fast passing move that froze the Union defense in the 10th minute. With Dortmund’s Donyell Malen wreaking havoc with his wing speed, it was only a matter of time before they scored again. But Union did it for them when defender Marvin Friedrich’s clumsy attempt to erase a Marco Reus cut landed in its own net in the 52nd.

Max Kruse’s penalty for the visitors five minutes later reduced the deficit and, as Dortmund inexplicably faded, Andreas Voglsammer found space to come in and make it 3-2 in the 81st. This gave the Union hope before Haaland clung to a deep cross from Mats Hummels around 25 yards, saw goalkeeper Andreas Luthe out of his line and lobbed the ball high above him to restore order with a remarkable finish.

Dortmund’s third consecutive league win took them to 12 points, one behind leaders Bayern Munich who beat VfL Bochum 7-0 on Saturday. VfL Wolfsburg have slipped to second on goal difference after a 1-1 draw against Eintracht Frankfurt, the first points Wolves have lost after four straight league wins this season.

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