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Erling Haaland orchestrates big Borussia Dortmund win against Eintracht Frankfurt

Erling Haaland scored twice and made two more as Borussia Dortmund exploded into the 2021/22 Bundesliga season with a 5-2 win over Eintracht Frankfurt.

Borussia Dortmund 5-2 Eintracht Frankfurt
Goals: 1-0 Reus (23'), 1-1 Passlack (o.g. 27'), 2-1 Hazard (32'), 3-1 Haaland (34'), 4-1 Reyna (58'), 5-1 Haaland (70'), 5-2 Hauge (86')

Some 25,000 fans were in attendance at the Signal Iduna Park, but it sounded more like 80,000 when Marco Reus swept in following a bulldozing Haaland run to give Dortmund the lead. A bizarre Felix Passlack own goal cooled the party mood - the Dortmund right-back side-footed past Gregor Kobel from 18 yards as he attempted to contain Rafael Santos Borre's run - but normal service was resumed just past the half-hour mark. Axel Witsel - operating at centre-back - cut out a teasing cross, prompting a blistering transition up the middle of the pitch. Gio Reyna and Reus helped the ball on to Haaland, who set up Thorgan Hazard for 2-1. Haaland got in on the act soon after, toeing Reus's flick-on past Stefan Ilsanker before racing away and finishing under Kevin Trapp. Nico Schulz made Trapp work, and Reus had an chalked off as Die Schwarzgelben cantered into the half-time break.

Kobel preserved Dortmund's two-goal advantage with a fantastic save to deny Santos Borre's header soon after the restart, but that was about as good as it got for Frankfurt. Jude Bellingham had a goal-bound shot charged down, before BVB extended their advantage with less than an hour gone. A Haaland shot across goal was deflected into the path of Reyna, who - having instigated the melee with an effort of his own - reacted quickest to control and slot beyond Trapp. It got worse still for Frankfurt as Haaland completed his brace after latching onto a Reus through-ball, the 21-year-old's composed finish standing following a VAR review. Eintracht debutant Jens Petter Hauge's late strike was scant consolation as Marco Rose's Dortmund warmed up for Tuesday's Supercup showdown with defending champions Bayern Munich in style.

Match stats

  • Haaland has registered 42 goals and 14 assists in 44 Bundesliga appearances.
  • Reus brought up his 100th Bundesliga goal as a Dortmund player. He's scored 136 times in the German top-flight, including his spell at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
  • Reyna is in his second full season at BVB. He has made 48 Bundesliga appearances, producing five goals and seven assists.
  • Dortmund have won their last eight Bundesliga matches in a row, equalling the club record set under Jürgen Klopp in 2011/12, when BVB last lifted the title. Goals in 33 successive league matches is also a new club best-mark.
  • Frankfurt's Borre, Hauge and Jesper Lindstrom, and Dortmund duo Donyell Malen and Antonios Papadopoulos made their Bundesliga debuts.
  • New Frankfurt coach Oliver Glasner has lost all five of his Bundesliga meetings with Dortmund.

Watch: Reyna on Haaland: "We're so happy to have him"

Line-ups

Dortmund: Kobel - Passlack, Akanji, Witsel (Papadopoulos 78'), Schulz - Bellingham (Delaney 73'), Dahoud - Hazard (Malen 73'), Reus (c) (Moukoko 87'), Reyna (Tigges 87') - Haaland
Unused subs: Hitz, Knauff, Wolf, Gürpüz
Out: Brandt (not included), Coulibaly (knee), Guerreiro (calf), Hummels (knee), Meunier (not included), Morey (knee), Schmelzer (knee), Wolf (ankle), Zagadou (knee)
Coach: Marco Rose

Frankfurt: Trapp - Ilsanker (Lenz 46'), Hinteregger, N'Dicka - da Costa, Sow, Hasebe (c) (Hrustic 69'), Kostic (Ache 86') - Kamada (Hauge 46'), Barkok (Lindstrom 46') - Borre
Unused subs: Ramaj, Younes, Tuta, Durm
Out: Rode (knee), Toure (thigh)
Coach: Oliver Glasner

Watch: Rose: "In my dream scenario we kept a clean sheet"