Haaland returns from injury to score brace to send Dortmund to Bundesliga top
Erling Haaland is a young man who has been linked to the entire European elite – including Barcelona and Real Madrid – for quite some time now, and with good reason.
The Norwegian shooter is a scary prospect, and underlined that on Saturday afternoon in the Bundesliga.
3 points and happy to be back! ⚽️💪🏻 pic.twitter.com/cerLnYX2Wu
– Erling Haaland (@ErlingHaaland) October 16, 2021
Returning from injury, Haaland scored a brace as Borussia Dortmund beat Mainz 3-1. He converted on the spot six minutes before the hour mark before doubling his score in added time, helped by Jude Bellingham.
The result means Dortmund lead the Bundesliga, two points ahead of defending champions Bayern Munich, but with a game more played than them.
HEIMSIEG! ➕3️⃣ BLEIBEN EN DO. pic.twitter.com/TPYgi48Iu0
– Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) October 16, 2021
Haaland has now scored nine goals and contributed four assists in six Bundesliga appearances so far this season, and has scored 70 goals in his 68 appearances for the German club. He’s on fire.
Barcelona don’t appear to have the financial strength to tempt him in Catalonia this summer, when he is expected to leave, but Madrid are in a healthier position. They will, however, face fierce competition.