10 Jan RB Leipzig vs. Borussia Dortmund – Football Match Report – January 9, 2021
Borussia Dortmund scored 3 times within the second half with two targets from Erling Haaland and one from Jadon Sancho, to beat hosts RB Leipzig 3-1 on Saturday and shut the hole to the highest spots within the Bundesliga.
After a toothless first half Dortmund improved after the break, taking the lead when Halaand charged down the wing and Marco Reus flicked his cross on for Sancho to fireside in.
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The England worldwide has now scored for the second consecutive sport after failing to search out the again of the web within the first 13 league matches of the marketing campaign.
The guests got here near a second objective within the 65th minute however Haaland’s highly effective shot was tipped onto the crossbar by keeper Peter Gulacsi.
Leipzig, who had saved a clear sheet of their earlier 4 league video games, responded with an opportunity of their very own two minutes later as Dani Olmo hit the submit together with his shot.
However Haaland obtained onto the rating sheet, heading in a Sancho cross on the far submit after launching the transfer himself within the 72nd minute.
The Norway worldwide grabbed a second objective six minutes from the top when he was despatched by by Reus to spherical Gulacsi earlier than Leipzig scored within the 90th minute with Alexander Sorloth.
Dortmund are fourth within the standings on 28 factors, 5 off leaders Bayern Munich, who misplaced 3-2 at Borussia Monchengladbach on Friday. Leipzig, who suffered their first dwelling lack of the season, are in second place on 31.
“Everybody is aware of that at this time this was an especially vital sport for us,” Dortmund’s Emre Can mentioned, who got here on after half an hour for the injured Axel Witsel.
“It was a sport that will inform us which means our season will probably be going. It was decisive to win it.
“The previous few weeks haven’t been straightforward. Now we wish to launch our assault.”
Dortmund had received solely considered one of their final 5 video games of 2020 earlier than December’s two-week winter break.