Borussia Dortmund 4-0 SC Freiburg: No Sancho, no problem! Lucien Favre’s side earn back-to-back league wins as Erling Haaland and Gio Reyna combine to see off Freiburg with Manchester United target missing out through illness
- Borussia Dortmund swept SC Freiburg aside 4-0 without star man Jadon Sancho
- Erling Haaland opened the scoring in the first half with a fine left-footed strike
- Emre Can doubled the host’s lead just after half time with a bullet header
- Haaland got his second of the afternoon after being teed up by Gio Reyna again
Borussia Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna and Erling Haaland combined perfectly to help crush Freiburg 4-0 on Saturday as they bounced back in style from a disappointing week.
Reyna, the 17-year-old American, served up three assists in the absence of their top provider Jadon Sancho, sidelined with an infection.
Norwegian forward Haaland scored two of those goals either side of Emre Can’s 47th minute header, to take his tally to 17 goals from 18 Bundesliga games this year.
Haaland then set up Felix Passlack for their fourth in stoppage time.
It was the first win in three games for the Ruhr valley club after last week’s shock loss to Augsburg and Wednesday’s defeat to Bayern Munich in the German Super Cup.
It took Dortmund half an hour to get started and they scored with their first chance when Haaland slotted in after Reyna had combined well with Marco Reus in the 31st minute.
They missed several more chances to score before the break but Can quickly made amends, drilling in a powerful header in the 47th from a Reyna corner.
The 20-year-old Haaland then latched onto a flawless Reyna through ball to beat the Freiburg keeper Florian Mueller once more in the 66th, and he could have bagged a hat-trick in stoppage time with only Mueller to beat.
Instead he chose to lay it off for Passlack for an easy tap-in.
Dortmund have six points from their three league games, with Eintracht Frankfurt top on seven after their 2-1 win over Hoffenheim.
Champions League club Borussia Moenchengladbach scored their first victory of the season, winning 3-1 win at Cologne with newly-selected Germany international Jonas Hofmann setting up the first two goals.
Champions Bayern Munich, who also lost last week, are on three and take on Hertha Berlin on Sunday
Dortmund proved they can get the job done without Jadon Sancho as they beat Freiburg 4-0
Haaland broke the deadlock in the first half firing beyond Muller to put Dortmund in the lead
The Norwegian wheels away in celebration in front of Dortmund fans at the Signal Iduna Park
Dortmund defender Mats Hummels congratulates Haaland after he opened the scoring
The hosts doubled their tally after half time as a powerful header by Emre Can found the net
The former Liverpool player celebrates after putting his side in a comfortable position
Haaland put the result beyond doubt as he lashed home a powerful strike in the second half
The ice-cool striker rejoices as he all-but confirms the three points for Lucien Favre’s side
Dortmund midfielder Axel Witsel looks to keep hold of possession against Freiburg
Jude Bellingham attempts to win the ball as the new boy settled into life in Dortmund
Socially distanced Dortmund fans were in attendance as their side went for back-to-back wins
Borussia Dortmund (3-4-2-1): Hitz; Can, Hummels, Akanji; Meunier (Passlack 84), Witsel, Bellingham (Delaney 71), Guerreiro (Schulz 84); Haaland, Reyna (Reinier 80), Reus (Brandt 71)
Subs not used: Dahoud, Drljaca, Morey, Piszczek
Goals: Haaland (31, 66), Can (47), Passlack (90+2)
Manager: Lucien Favre
Freiburg (5-3-2): Muller; Gunter, Gulde (Schlotterbeck 55), Lienhart, Heintz, Schmid (Kubler 84); Santamaria, Holer (Jeong Woo-Yeong 53), Sallai (Grifo 55); Petersen (Kwon Chang-Hoon 55), Holer
Subs not used: Abrashi, Boukhalfa, Itter, Uphoff
Booked: Kwon Chang-Hoon
Manager: Christian Streich
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