Haaland scores 2 as Dortmund survives Union Berlin fightback

Berlin, September 19 (BNA): Erling Haaland scored two goals to lead Borussia Dortmund to a difficult 4-2 victory over Union Berlin in the German Bundesliga on Sunday.

SB said the 21-year-old Norwegian grabbed Dortmund’s second goal in the 24th minute and scored in the 83rd after Union scored to put what looked like a nervous finale.

The visitors got off to a good start in Dortmund, where Taiwo Ouni’s first-minute goal was ruled out for offside.

Union could not have done anything about Rafael Guerrero’s opening goal in the 10th minute, when the Portuguese defender fired a superb shot over goalkeeper Andreas Luth and into the far corner.

Thomas Meunier made the second goal for Dortmund when Haaland beat two Al-Ittihad defenders to reach the Belgian cross.

It got worse for Union early in the second half with an own goal from captain Marvin Friedrich, who was trying to cut Marco Reus’ cross in the 52nd minute.

Max Kroos pulled one back from the penalty spot in the 58th minute after Axel Witsel’s foul on Kevin Berens, who had just joined Al Ittihad.

Dortmund’s intensity waned and Andreas Vogelsamer – another substitute – rewarded Al Ittihad’s efforts with a header from a corner kick in the 81st minute.

However, Haaland took the win two minutes later, hauling the ball beyond Luthe and into the far post.

This was the eleventh goal Haaland scored from seven games in all competitions with Dortmund this season.

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