Haaland hits a brace and assists THREE as Dortmund hammer Frankfurt

Erling Haaland fires in a brace and assists THREE to help Dortmund hammer Frankfurt in Bundesliga opener as Norwegian forward nets his 62nd goal in 61 games with Marco Reus, Thorgan Hazard and Gio Reyna also on target

  • Dortmund thrashed Eintracht Frankfurt thanks to Erling Haaland’s brace 
  • The Norwegian star also laid on three assists in a masterful display on Saturday
  • Marco Reus had opened the scoring, with Thorgan Hazard later making it two
  • Haaland hit his double either side of Giovanni Reyna’s second half strike 

Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scored twice and set up another three goals as the hosts steamrolled past Eintracht Frankfurt 5-2 on Saturday to put down a marker in their Bundesliga opener.

It was captain Marco Reus who put new coach Marco Rose’s team in the driving seat in the 23rd minute, scoring from a Haaland assist, with Dortmund fans returning in limited numbers to the 81,000-capacity stadium.

A Felix Passlack own goal four minutes later did nothing to slow them down as Thorgan Hazard rifled them back into the lead in the 32nd after Reus combined with the 21-year-old Haaland, who had scored a hat-trick in their German Cup first round win last week, for yet another counter attack.

Erling Haaland was at his masterful best to net twice in Dortmund’s thrashing of Frankfurt

The hosts, who face champions Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup on Tuesday, completed their first half goal rush with Haaland pouncing on a Stefan Ilsanker mistake to charge into the box and slot in for a two-goal lead in the 34th.

Gio Reyna added a fourth goal with a tap-in on the hour with Eintracht at the complete mercy of the bursting Dortmund runs that kept on coming. Another Haaland run earned him his second goal of the evening following a VAR review.

Fellow Norwegian Jens Petter Hauge scored late on his Bundesliga debut to somewhat improve the scoreline for Frankfurt. Bayern slipped up on their season opener on Friday with a 1-1 draw at Borussia Moenchengladbach.

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