Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho did the damage against Club Brugge in UEFA Champions League Group F. - © INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images
Borussia Dortmund's Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho did the damage against Club Brugge in UEFA Champions League Group F. - © INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images
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Erling Haaland scores historic UEFA Champions League double in routine Borussia Dortmund win over Club Brugge

Erling Haaland reached 16 UEFA Champions League goals in fewer games than any other player as Borussia Dortmund consolidated their position at the top of Group F with a comfortable 3-0 win against Club Brugge.

Borussia Dortmund 3-0 Club Brugge
Goals: 1-0 Haaland (18'), 2-0 Sancho (45'+1), 3-0 Haaland (60')

Haaland grabbed a brace in the reverse fixture and struck four times in 33 second-half minutes against Hertha Berlin at the weekend, and didn’t take long to get his aim in. After firing an early effort wide, the 20-year-old applied the finishing touch to an industrious bit of play from England international Jadon Sancho to break the deadlock and extend his scoring run to seven consecutive matches. Manuel Akanji tested Simon Mignolet from a corner and USMNT teenager Gio Reyna shot over, before Sancho gave BVB daylight with a stunning free-kick on the stroke of half-time.

Dortmund picked up where they left off as Sancho tried to play Haaland in on the Brugge goal, only for his touch to evade him. Thorgan Hazard then turned provider for the lively Sancho, who was denied by Mignolet. Haaland smashed over from 18 yards, but found the back of the net with his next effort, put on a plate by Brugge’s Ruud Vormer, and driven home on the turn with aplomb. Mignolet denied Haaland one-on-one and beat away a fierce Hazard volley in what became an exercise in damage limitation for the defending Belgian champions as Dortmund coasted over the finish line to a third straight group win.

Match stats

  • Dortmund top Group F on nine points, one clear of Lazio, whom they face on Matchday 5. Brugge are on four points; Zenit on one.
  • BVB have scored 36 goals in 14 competitive matches this season.
  • Haaland has scored 16 goals in 12 Champions League appearances, including eight in six for Dortmund.
  • Four of Sancho's five Champions League goals have come on Dortmund soil.
  • Had Youssoufa Moukoko featured, he would have become the youngest player in Champions League history. Celestine Babayaro holds the current record, having started for Anderlecht against Steaua Bucharest in the 1994/95 group stage, aged 16 years and 87 days.
  • Reyna, who turned 18 on 13 November 2020, is already the youngest American to appear and assist a goal in the Champions League. He could yet become his homeland’s greenest scorer in the competition. The record to beat is 18 years and 171 days, held by Christian Pulisic.

Line-ups

Dortmund: Bürki - Meunier (Morey 73'), Akanji, Hummels (c), Guerreiro (Passlack 80') - Bellingham, Delaney (Can 72') - Sancho, Hazard, Reyna (Brandt 81') - Haaland (Reus 81')
Unsed subs: Hitz, Drljaca, Dahoud, Schulz, Moukoko, Piszczek, Witsel
Out: Reinier (not included), Schmelzer (knee), Zagadou (knee)
Coach: 
Lucien Favre

Brugge: Mignolet - Mata, Kossourou, Deli - Diatta (Okere 74'), Vormer (c), Vanaken, Balanta (Rits 52'), De Ketelaere - Lang (Schrijvers 74'), Krmencik (Badji 66')
Unsed subs: Hervat, Van Der Brempt, Mechele, De Cuyper, Fuakala
Out: Dennis (not included), Mitrovic (heel), Ricca (match fitness), Sobol (not included)
Coach: Philippe Clement

As it happened!

Dortmund 3-0 Brugge
Goals: 1-0
Haaland (18'), 2-0 Sancho (45'+1), 3-0 Haaland (60')

Dortmund: Bürki - Meunier (Morey 73'), Akanji, Hummels (c), Guerreiro (Passlack 80') - Bellingham, Delaney (Can 72') - Sancho, Hazard, Reyna (Brandt 81') - Haaland (Reus 81')
Brugge: Mignolet - Mata, Kossourou, Deli - Diatta (Okere 74'), Vormer (c), Vanaken, Balanta (Rits 52'), De Ketelaere - Lang (Schrijvers 74'), Krmencik (Badji 66')

FULL-TIME! DORTMUND 3-0 BRUGGE

Plaudits for Haaland, credit to Sancho. Dortmund march on, with qualification in their own hands.

89' TIME ADDED ON

Three additional minutes before the referee puts Brugge out of their misery...

81' TRIPLE BVB CHANGE

Haaland won't get his hat-trick - he's replaced by club captain Marco Reus. Felix Passlack and Julian Brandt are also on for Raphael Guerreiro and Gio Reyna respectively. That's all BVB's subs used up, so Moukoko will have to wait another week before earning a shot at Champions League history.

79' HAZARD WARNING

Brugge don't fully clear a corner. Hazard catches the ball on the volley, but Mignolet beats it to safety.

77' BRUGGE DOWN AND ALMOST OUT

Those are some positive Brugge subs, but you can't help but feel this is really an exercise in damage limitation. Once again, they've scarcely laid a glove on Dortmund.

74' BRUGGE CHANGES

Okere and Schrijvers are on for Brugges, who have made four changes since the break. The entire matchday sqaud would struggle to contain Haaland...

72' MOREY ON

Now it's the turn of Mateu Morey. The Spanish right-back - 20, like Haaland and Sancho - replaces former Brugge man Thomas Meunier.

72' CAN ON

First Dortmund change of the night, and it's in midfield, where Emre Can replaces Thomas Delaney. Still time for Moukoko to join the party...

70' HAALAND ON THE PROWL

Hazard sends Haaland scampering in on goal, but Mignolet wins the battle on this occasion. Someone wants a hat-trick...

65' BÜRKI ON GUARD

The Dortmund goalkeeper has had precious little to do, but he's alert to the danger here as De Ketelaere swings a ball in towards Krmencik. BVB's No.1 gets there first, though.

60' GOAAAL!!!! DORTMUND 3-0 BRUGGE

Haaland scored twice in Belgium, and he's got another brace on home turf. What Vormer's doing passing the ball to the deadliest striker on the planet is anyone's guess. Anyway, Haaland doesn't need an invitation to shoot - he swivels on a sixpence and smashes past Mignolet from eight yards out for 3-0.

54' THE ERLINGATOR

Haaland embarks on one of those bulldozing runs from deep. He has two Brugge players for company, but still manages to get a shot off. Luckily for Mignolet, a deflection takes it wide.

50 HAALAND HAMMER

Haaland takes the ball on 18 yards from goal. He only has one thing on his mind, but wellies over the crossbar. That was travelling!

48' AS YOU WERE

Dortmund pick up where they left off as Sancho attempts to send Haaland in on goal. It doesn't work out, but the hosts are soon on the front-foot again with Hazard, who drives forward and finds Sancho. Mignolet is equal to the eventual effort, though.

SECOND HALF! DORTMUND 2-0 BRUGGE

Dortmund have Brugge right where they want them. The Belgians will have to come out of their shells, which will only play into BVB's hands.

HALF-TIME! DORTMUND 2-0 BRUGGE

Dortmund in total control, thanks to goals from Haaland and Sancho. Really can't see any way back for Brugge.

45'+1 GOAAAAL! DORTMUND 2-0 BRUGGE

Jadon Sancho has been a real livewire this first half, and puts the icing on the cake with an unstoppable free-kick after Balanta had impeded Bellingham. That's the England international's third competitive goal of the season.

41' OVER FROM REYNA!

Good chance for Dortmund to double there leas as Deli concedes possession in a dangerous area to Reyna. He can't be much more than 12 yards out, but is under pressure from De Ketelaere and fires over.

38' DORTMUND IN POLE POSITION

BVB will stay top of Group F, as things stand. They'll move on to nine points, with Lazio - who lead Zenit 2-1 in the section's other contest - a point further back in second. Brugge are currently on four points; Zenit have one to their name. So it's looking like a straight shootout between Dortmund and Lazio for first and second place. Remember, top spot should mean a more favourable last-16 draw, though it doesn't always work out that way. Not that Haaland and Co. have anything to fear.

32' AKANJI HEADER

Dortmund win a corner, which Sancho whips in with interest. Akanji gets his head to it, but Mignolet parries clear, and Delaney's follow-up is charged down. Dortmund in control, despite not yet hitting top gear.

23' OFF TARGET FROM BRUGGE

The visitors counter with purpose, but Vormer's shot from the edge of the area is off target. Quiet shift for Bürki so far...

18' GOAAAAAL! DORTMUND 1-0 BRUGGE

Who else but Haaland. Sancho does what he does best by tearing up the right. The pass is measured to perfection, and King Erling steers it home from close range. That's 15 Champions League goals in 12 appearances for the Norwegian, and a tournament-leading five this season!

13' WARNING SHOTS

We've already seen Sancho have a crack at Mignolet's goal. Now Guerreiro follows suit. It's wide, but Brugge can ill afford to allow the Black-Yellows so much space in the final third.

4' BVB IN CONTROL

Dortmund are seeing plenty of the ball, as we've come to expect from Favre's side this season. Brugge are camped in their own half.

2' HAALAND!

Haaland goes close to the opener. He meets Guerreiro's left-wing cross, but puts the ball about a metre wide of the upright. No doubt a sign of things to come for Brugge...

KICK-OFF!

The ball's rolling in Dortmund! How many will Haaland score?

GROUP F

Leading the way on six points from three games, Dortmund could take a significant step towards the knockout rounds with a win tonight - especially if bottom side Zenit can beat second-placed Lazio in Rome. That combination of results would send BVB four clear, with Lazio at home and a trip to St. Petersburg to come.

TEENAGED DREAM

A 16-year-old on the bench in Moukoko, a 17-year-old in midfield in Bellingham and an 18-year-old in attack in Reyna. And let's not forget: Haaland and Sancho are 'only' 20! This is Dortmund, the place to be for young footballers seeking regular top-level football.

BRUGGE TEAM NEWS

Visiting coach Philippe Clement also makes changes following Brugge's 1-0 win over Kortrijk. Out go defender Mechele, midfielder Rits and forward Badji, replaced by Messrs Kossourou, Balanta and Krmencik respectively. The defending Belgian champions are third in the section, two points behind leaders BVB.

DORTMUND TEAM NEWS

Joining Moukoko on the bench are captain Marco Reus, Germany internationals Julian Brandt and Emre Can, and midfield enforced Axel Witsel - among others. The quartet, who all started the 5-2 win at Hertha Berlin, are replaced by Jude Bellingham, Thomas Delaney, Jadon Sancho and Gio Reyna as head coach Lucien Favre plumps for the 4-2-3-1 formation that has served him so well of late. Some squad.

MOUKOKO ON THE BENCH

Turn 16, make your Bundesliga debut a day later and your Champions League debut 72 hours down the line. That could well be the tale for Moukoko in Dortmund tonight. The 16-year-old is on the bench, having become the Bundesliga's greenest debutant at the weekend. If he features today, he'll become the youngest player in the competition's history. If he scores, he'll break Ansu Fati's record. The Barca youngster was aged 17 years and 40 days when he found the net against Inter Milan on 10 December 2019.

ALL HAIL, HAALAND!

Haaland goes into the game, having hit a record 23 goals in 22 Bundesliga games, as well as six in five Champions League matches, since joining Dortmund at the turn of the year. No wonder he beat the likes of treble winner Alphonso Davies and BVB teammate Sancho to the 2020 Golden Boy!

WELCOME!

After scoring four goals in 33 second-half minutes against Hertha Berlin, what can Golden Boy Erling Haaland muster against a Brugge team he put two past three weeks ago? At least one goal is a nailed-on certainty as Dortmund look for the win that will cement top spot in Group F. We could also see 16-year-old Youssoufa Moukoko make a piece of Champions League history from the bench. Stay tuned!