Erling Haaland scores a late winner in an exciting match at the Signal Iduna Park stadium in Dortmund.
Striker Erling Haaland netted an injury-time winner to give Borussia Dortmund a thrilling 3-2 win over Hoffenheim on Friday that propelled them to the top of the Bundesliga table!
Hoffenheim striker Andrej Kramaric hit the post with a 3rd-minute shot and his teammate, goalkeeper Oliver Baumann, pulled off a great save to deny Dortmund’s Giovanni Reyna as the match started at a frenetic pace.
That was a sign of things to come as Dortmund survived cross after cross at the beginning of the 2nd half before launching an attack down the left that ended with Reyna firing home the opening goal with a bouncing strike to Baumann’s left.
Hoffenheim kept up the pressure and drew the scores level in the 61st minute when Dennis Geiger found Christoph Baumgartner with a fantastic ball in behind the defence and the winger drove his shot across the goalkeeper and into the net.
Not deterred, Dortmund went ahead again just 8 minutes later, when Jude Bellingham controlled a poor clearance on his thigh, just inside the penalty box, before smashing the ball into the bottom left-hand corner to make the score 2-1.
Munas Dabbur thought he had stolen a point for Hoffenheim with a goal in the last minute of normal time to make the score 2-2, but Haaland latched onto another loose pass from Hoffenheim and smashed the ball into the top corner a minute later to send the home crowd absolutely wild!
Dortmund just about held on until the referee blew the final whistle in the 98th minute. They now lead the Bundesliga table on 6 points, ahead of Wolfsburg on goal difference, but having played 1 more game than the club from Lower Saxony.