Monday, January 24

Haaland back with scoring for Dortmund

(Wolfsburg – Borussia Dortmund 1-3) After just over six weeks on the sidelines, Erling Braut Haaland made a comeback on Saturday afternoon. Jærbuen spent only seven minutes noting on the scoring list.

Erling Braut Haaland celebrates the 3-1 scoring with his teammates.

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Haaland, who missed the national team gatherings in both September and October, has returned to play faster than first thought. Against Wolfsburg, the striker got just under 20 minutes on the field. And already after seven of them sang the ball in the net.

In an elegant and acrobatic way, he stretched out his foot on a post from Julian Brandt. In true “Zlatan-way” he got the ball poked in goal.

The score also made Braut Haaland the fastest ever to reach 50 goals in the Bundesliga. The goal came in what was his league match number 50 for the club.

Here, Erling Braut Haaland puts the ball in the net in the comeback.

Timo Konietzka had the previous record, when he did so in 63 games in the 60s.

Before Haaland entered the field, Dortmund had already turned the nightmare start from 2-1 after goals from Emre Can and Donyell Malen.

Apart from one league match in mid-October, Haaland has not played football since 19 September. The former Red Bull Salzburg and Molde player only managed to catch the league match against Mainz in mid-October, before he had to leave for the second time this autumn with an injury.

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VG has been in contact with national team doctor Ola Sand on Saturday afternoon. He says that Haaland’s path to a comeback has been the club’s responsibility after the last national team gathering, and that the national team apparatus has thus not been involved in the road back from the injury.

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