Six of the best! Borussia Dortmund run RIOT against Wolfsburg to keep their slim title hopes alive ahead of next week’s crunch clash with Bayern – with Erling Haaland netting brace in 6-1 win
- Borussia Dortmund put six past strugglers Wolfsburg to keep faint title hopes alive
- The club are currently second, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich
- Erling Haaland ends his Bundesliga scoring drought with a brace
Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland ended his Bundesliga goal drought with a double after teenager Tom Rothe opened the scoring on his league debut as they thumped VfL Wolfsburg 6-1 in a ruthless display at the Signal Iduna Park stadium on Saturday.
Axel Witsel, Manuel Akanji and Emre Can also scored as Marco Rose’s second-placed side closed the gap on Bayern Munich before next weekend’s Der Klassiker, although the leaders can restore a nine-point advantage at Arminia Bielefeld on Sunday.
Erling Haaland ended his goal drought with a double against league strugglers Wolfsburg
The Norwegian’s goals ensured Borussia Dortmund’s faint hopes of the title were kept alive
Dortmund went ahead in the 24th-minute as 17-year-old Rothe met a corner with a glancing header that crept in, shortly after home goalkeeper Gregor Kobel had produced a brilliant save to deny Wolfsburg’s Lukas Nmecha at the other end.
Witsel doubled Dortmund’s advantage two minutes later with a neat left-footed finish inside the box following a quick counter, before Akanji made it 3-0 by guiding a free kick from Marco Reus past Koen Casteels in the 28th.
Borussia Dortmund star duo Erling Haaland and Jude Bellingham celebrate after their side’s sixth goal
Can heaped more misery on Wolfsburg’s leaky defence with a fourth from distance after 35 minutes before Haaland ended his five-match goalless run in the league by sweeping home a pass by Reus in the 38th following a fine collective effort.
Dortmund continued to threaten after the break and Haaland doubled his tally with a blistering effort after 54 minutes following another slick team move before Wolfsburg pulled one back through Ridle Baku nine minutes from the end.
Wolfsburg’s goalkeeper Koen Casteels looks forlorn after his side conceded their second
Borussia Dortmund’s captain Marco Reus celebrates his side’s second goal on a good afternoon
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