Wolfsburg 0-2 Borussia Dortmund: Jude Bellingham sent off but Erling Haaland scores twice to keep visitors’ Champions League qualification hopes alive
- Erling Haaland scored both in Borussia Dortmund’s 2-0 win over Wolfsburg
- Jude Bellingham was sent off for the first time in his professional career
- Victory keeps Dortmund’s hopes of Champions League qualification alive
Striker Erling Haaland scored twice to give Borussia Dortmund a crucial 2-0 victory at third-placed VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday, boosting his side’s chances of a top four finish with three games left in the season.
Haaland pounced on a defensive error in the 12th minute to put the visitors ahead and then added his second in the 68th to take his season tally to 25 goals.
The Norway international is the first player in the club’s history to score twice in 10 league games in one season.
Erling Haaland scored both goals as Borussia Dortmund beat Wolfsburg 2-0 for a crucial win
Jude Bellingham was sent off after two yellow cards for the first time in his professional career
Dortmund had been playing with 10 men since the 59th minute, following the second booking of Jude Bellingham.
The Ruhr valley club now move up to 55 points in fifth place, one behind Eintracht Frankfurt, in action later on Saturday at Bayer Leverkusen, and two off Wolfsburg, in third.
The top four teams qualify for the Champions League group stage, with Dortmund having just three league matches left to close the gap on those above them before the end of the season.
Wolfsburg (4-2-3-1): Casteels; Mbabu (Bialek 65), Lacroix, Brooks, Otavio; Schlager, Arnold; Baku, Philipp (Brekalo 65), Gerhardt (Mehmedi 81); Weghorst
Subs not used: Pervan (GK); Victor, Pongracic, Roussillon, Guilavogui, Ginczek
Manager: Oliver Glasner
Borussia Dortmund (4-2-3-1): Hitz; Piszczesk, Akanji, Can, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Dahoud; Reyna (Hazard 69), Reus (Meunier 81), Sancho (Delaney 60); Haaland
Subs not used: Burki (GK); Reinier, Schulz, Brandt, Tigges, Morey
Goals: Haaland 12, 68
Manager: Edin Terzic
Referee: Tobias Stieler
Haaland opened the scoring after 12 minutes to give Dortmund the perfect start at Wolfsburg
And the Norwegian made it 25 for the season in the league in the second half to secure the win
Wolfsburg were unable to take advantage of playing with an extra man for the last 30 minutes
The win leaves Dortmund in fifth and still in with a chance of Champions League qualification
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