FC Cologne vs. Borussia Dortmund – Football Match Report – March 20, 2021

FC Cologne vs. Borussia Dortmund – Football Match Report – March 20, 2021

Erling Haaland scored a late equaliser to earn Borussia Dortmund a 2-2 draw in opposition to Cologne within the Bundesliga earlier than furiously heading straight down the tunnel on the remaining whistle on Saturday.

The outcome noticed fifth-placed Dortmund lose additional floor within the hunt for a top-four end and Champions League football subsequent season. They’ve 43 factors from 26 video games, 4 lower than Eintracht Frankfurt in fourth who celebrated a 5-2 house win over Union Berlin.

Haaland posted a message on Twitter an hour after the ultimate whistle. He said: “Not a fantastic outcome. We are going to use this as motivation to be again stronger! Due to all of the @BVB followers in your continued help. We’ll be again quickly!”

Dortmund goalkeeper Marwin Hitz was upset with the end result because the guests allowed Cologne to show the match on its head after Haaland struck an outstanding third-minute opener.

“We began very well and scored a pleasant first objective however then we disappeared,” Hitz mentioned.

“We sat again and misplaced possession too many occasions so it was positively not an excellent afternoon for us. It is inexplicable that we made so many errors as we actually wanted to win this sport.”

Left-back Nico Shultz added: “We obtained too passive after taking the lead and we let Cologne again into the sport. We wanted to maneuver the ball so much higher and we additionally weren’t lively sufficient defensively.”

Haaland gave Dortmund a third-minute lead with a chic end as he took a protracted Emre Can ball in his stride and held off Jorge Mere’s problem earlier than he steered a low shot by means of the legs of goalkeeper Timo Horn.

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Ondrej Duda levelled with a 35th-minute penalty as Noah Katterbach’s shot hit Jude Bellingham within the arm, with the spot kick given after a delayed VAR verify.

With Dortmund rattled, Ismail Jacobs turned the tide as he capped a quick break with an unstoppable shot from 15 metres within the 65th minute earlier than Haaland hit the put up on the different finish.

Simply when it appeared Cologne would full the league double over Dortmund having crushed them 2-1 within the reverse fixture, Haaland popped up in entrance of objective to bundle in a 90th-minute help by Ansgar Knauff.

Cologne stayed 14th on 23 factors, two above the relegation spots.

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