Berlin-Earling Brout scored two goals as Borussia Dortmund beat Mainz 3-1 to jump to the top of the Bundesliga on Saturday.
Harland turned the penalty straight down in the 54th minute, closing the injury time and moving Dortmund two points away from Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen ahead of Sunday’s eighth round match.
Haaland missed the previous three games of Dortmund because he said the club had a muscle problem. The team struggled with a slight victory over Sporting Lisbon and Augsburg, losing to Borussia Mönchengladbach in his absence.
However, captain Marco Reus scored on Saturday with a great shot with his left boot in the upper right corner in the third minute.
Dortmund continued to dominate the game with almost 80% occupancy in the first half alone.
Thomas Meunier fired in a small area after Harland held the ball well. The Norwegians were re-engaged before the break when they pulled a good save from Mainz goalkeeper Robin Zentner. Haaland followed up and sent the ball back towards the goal. So Jude Bellingham’s efforts were taken off the line by Moussa Niakhat.
After Silvan Widmer hit the elbow of the handball and was penalized through VAR, Harland focused on Dortmund’s second goal. Mainz coach Bo Svensson was booked for ironically praising the decision to give a spot kick. Zentner reached out to a shot located in the center of Haaland, but couldn’t prevent it.
Jonathan Barcard’s 87-minute goal prompted a slow push from the visitor, but Bellingham won the ball from the defender and went to Harland to effectively seal the result in the final play of the game. He has 13 goals in eight games this season.
Both Berlin teams have won. Union defeated Wolfsburg 2-0, extending the undefeated record in the Bundesliga to 21 games, and Hertha won a surprising 2 to 1 victory in Eintracht Frankfurt.
Hertha has been even more turbulent after CEO Carsten Schmidt suddenly resigned on Tuesday for family reasons. The former SKYTV chief got a job in less than a year.
Fans were prepared for disappointment in Frankfurt as Hertha lost in every match except for the victory over the two promoted teams.
However, Marco Richter lightly touched Vladimir Darida’s cross, causing the ball to come off the right side in the 7th minute and Jurgen Ekkelekamp to decide what was the winner in the 63rd minute, putting pressure on Pal Dárdai. Softened.
Union is up to 5th place after 3 consecutive victories.
Taiwo Awoniy started scoring half-time after Genki Haraguchi and Max Kruse’s excellent play. Wolfsburg coach Mark van Bommel sent Wout Weghorst and Ridle Baku to increase the threat of the team’s attack, with Sheraldo Becker winning in 83rd place.
Freiburg remains undefeated
Modest Freiburg remains the only undefeated team after holding Leipzig 1-1 in the first Bundesliga match at the new stadium.
Jeong Woo-yeong has canceled Emil Forsberg’s penalty for Leipzig.
Anthony Losilla’s second half goal was enough for Bochum to beat Groiter Firth 1-0 in a promoted side-to-side duel.
Gladbach hosted Stuttgart infected with the coronavirus later in the game.
Erling Brout returns, Dortmund scores two goals to take the lead in Germany
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