Erling Haaland debuted in 2022 with his first goals of the year to direct the victory of Borussia Dortmund, who beat Freiburg 5-1 to place themselves, with one more game, three points behind the leader, Bayern Munich.
The Norwegian striker did not fail on his second attempt to celebrate a goal in 2022. After remaining without scoring against Eintracht, against Freiburg he added a brace with which he reached fifteen goals in the Bundesliga.
Haaland scored the third goal for Dortmund on the edge of the break with a left footed shot from the center of the area and the fourth, fifteen minutes from the end, with another left footed shot after an assist from Mahmoud Dahoud. Later, on the horn, Dahoud himself was in charge of rounding off the win.
Haaland’s goals served to put the victory on track and sentence Freiburg, always at the mercy of their rival throughout the match. And it is that, before the Norwegian striker, Thomas Meunier was in charge, with another double, to open the scoring in the opening act.
He got it thanks to two headers off two separate corner kicks launched by Julian Brandt after fifteen minutes and half an hour. With a couple of stings, Dortmund made their way in an easy match that Haaland then took care of closing despite the timid reaction of Freiburg, who reduced distances through Ermedin Demirovic with half an hour to go.
The 5-1 final showed the superiority of a team that does not give up the title and puts pressure on Bayern. The Bavarian team will face each other this Saturday with Cologne. A loss would leave Dortmund just three points behind the top favorites to win the Bundesliga.