Borussia Dortmund 3-2 Hoffenheim: Erling Haaland scores an injury-time winner to move hosts top of the Bundesliga table, as Jude Bellingham is also on target in five-goal thriller
- Erling Haaland scored a late winner as Borussia Dortmund beat Hoffenheim 3-2
- Giovanni Reyna put Dortmund in front after Jude Bellingham set him up
- Christoph Baumgartner equalised for Hoffenheim in the 61st minute
- Jude Bellingham put Dortmund back in front before Munas Dabbur levelled
Striker Erling Haaland fired a stoppage-time winner to give Borussia Dortmund a thrilling 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Friday that lifted them to the top of the Bundesliga standings.
Hoffenheim striker Andrej Kramaric hit the woodwork with a third-minute shot and his team mate Oliver Baumann pulled off a great save to deny Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna as the game started at a frantic pace.
It was a sign of things to come as Dortmund withstood a barrage of crosses early in the second half before mounting an attack down the left that ended with Reyna firing home the opening goal with a bouncing shot to Baumann’s left.
Erling Haaland scored a late winner as Borussia Dortmund won 3-2 against Hoffenheim
Jude Bellingham scored and got an assist as Dortmund managed to return to winning ways
Munas Dabbur equalised late on for Hoffenheim but they couldn’t hold on for a point
Hoffenheim kept up the pressure and drew level in the 61st minute when Dennis Geiger found Christoph Baumgartner with a great ball in behind the defence, and the winger drove his shot across the keeper and into the net.
Undeterred, Dortmund went ahead again eight minutes later as Jude Bellingham controlled a loose clearance on his thigh just inside the box before lashing the ball into the bottom left-hand corner to make it 2-1.
Bellingham made it 2-1 to Dortmund as he found the net in the 69th minute of the game
Giovanni Reyna celebrates his goal, which put Dortmund in the ascendancy v Hoffenheim
Reyna showed good composure to finish after he was set up by the impressive Bellingham
Borussia Dortmund: Kobel; Meunier, Witsel, Akanji, Guerreiro (Passlack 84); Bellingham (Wolf 72), Dahoud, Reyna (Brandt 64); Reus; Haaland, Malen (Moukoko 84)
Subs: Hitz, Gurpuz, Papadopoulos, Reinier
Goals: Reyna 49, Bellingham 69, Haaland 90
Booked: Meunier, Dahoud
Hoffenheim: Baumann; Akpoguma, Vogt, Posch, Raum; Geiger (Dabbur 83), Stiller (Rutter 46); Brunn Larsen (Gacinovic 70), Rudy, Baumgartner (Adamyan 70); Kramaric
Subs: Pentke, Skov, Samassekou, John, Nuhu
Goals: Baumgartner 61, Dabbur 90
Booked: Baumgartner, Posch, Geiger
Munas Dabbur thought he had snatched a point for Hoffenheim with a goal in the final minute of normal time, but Haaland smashed a loose ball into the top corner a minute later to send the home crowd into raptures.
Dortmund held on until the referee blew the final whistle in the 98th minute to go top the table on six points, ahead of Wolfsburg on goal difference having played one more game.
Reyna is congratulated by his team-mates after he put Dortmund ahead against Hoffenheim
Christoph Baumgartner equalised for Hoffenheim but Dortmund soon went back in front
Baumgartner celebrates his goal but it was Dortmund who emerged victorious from this game
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