Wed. Jun 29th, 2022

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Borussia Dortmund go top of the Bundesliga table as Erling Haaland scores twice in 3-1 win over Mainz; French champions Lille suffered their fourth defeat of the season at promoted Clermont.

Borussia Dortmund top striker Erling Haaland scored twice on his return from injury with a second-half penalty to help his team beat Mainz 3-1 on Saturday to go top of the Bundesliga table.

The Norwegian forward, who had been out since late September with a muscle injury, looked to be back at his very best and continued his sensational scoring run in the Bundesliga, having now netted 49 times in 49 league matches.

The 21-year-old opened his account on Saturday with a spot-kick in the 54th minute following a lengthy VAR review over a handball and then struck again deep in second-half stoppage time.

Dortmund go top on 18 points, two ahead of champions Bayern Munich and Bayer Leverkusen, who face each other on Sunday. Freiburg are also on 16 points following their 1-1 against RB Leipzig.

“It is clear he had been missing in our team,” Dortmund captain Marco Reus, who scored their opener, said of Haaland. “It is important that he plays because he constantly keeps two or three players occupied.”

“To score two goals on his comeback is top. That is why we signed him.”

The hosts, who travel to Ajax Amsterdam for the Champions League next week, had shot out of the blocks and earned a dream start with Reus thumping in a deflected cutback in the third minute for a dream start.

By Nwosu Chizoba David

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