Erling Haaland scores two, Jadon Sancho dazzles as Dortmund thrash Cologne




4:44 PM ETNineteen-year-old Erling Haaland followed up his debut hat trick for Borussia Dortmund by scoring two more, again as a substitute, in a 5-1 demolition of Cologne in the Bundesliga on Friday.Jadon Sancho, another 19-year-old, was also on target with his 11th Bundesliga goal of the season — his eighth in his last eight outings — and added another assist as Dortmund outclassed the hapless Billy Goats.Raphael Guerreiro and Marco Reus set Dortmund on the way with first-half goals as they cut the gap between themselves and leaders RB Leipzig to four points ahead of Leipzig’s visit to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.Following the match, Reus told Dazn: “I think it was a step ahead in footballing terms. We scored many goals again.”Haaland’s very calm, relaxed. Works very hard. Also on his fitness. He did not train that much in December. It’s wonderful for him. Two games, five goals.”Guerreiro opened the scoring in the first minute and Reus doubled their lead before the half hour, the referee awarding the goal after a VAR review after initially disallowing it for offside.Sancho increased the lead three minutes after the re-start and Mark Uth pulled one back with a superb volley from a tight angle, before Haaland scored a poacher’s goal, turning in a rebound for in the 77th minute.The Norwegian, who has five goals in 60 minutes since joining Dortmund from FC Salzburg this month, then latched onto a through ball, raced past goalkeeper Timo Horn and turned the ball in from a narrow angle.Dortmund keeper Roman Burki joked about his new teammate: “It’s a shame his figures are already dropping. Three goals, two goals. I just don’t hope it’s only one next week.”Let’s block ads! (Why?)



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