Borussia Dortmund closed the hole to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to a few factors on Friday as Erling Haaland scored twice to propel them to a 5-1 win over Freiburg.
Belgium worldwide right-back Thomas Meunier despatched Dortmund on their means with two objectives from corners within the opening half-hour because the often well-organised Freiburg defence appeared misplaced at a stadium the place the membership final received 21 years in the past.
Haaland made it 3-0 in added time on the finish of the primary half when Jude Bellingham caught Lucas Holer dawdling on the ball deep within the Freiburg half and dispossessed him earlier than enjoying the striker in behind the defence for a easy end.
The objective ended a run of two video games with out a objective for the Norway worldwide.
Freiburg confirmed indicators of life halfway via the second half when Ermedin Demirovic reacted quick to bundle the ball in on a rebound, however Haaland added his second of the sport and his fifteenth in 13 league video games to close down any hope of a comeback.
That objective was arrange by Mahmoud Dahoud, who promptly added a fifth objective with a curling shot into the top-right nook to seal an emphatic victory.
“The primary half was actually robust in all phases of the sport,” Dortmund coach Marco Rose stated, however he was crucial of the workforce for giving Freiburg probabilities within the second half.
The heavy defeat is a blow to Freiburg’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for the primary time.
They got here into the sport fourth within the desk with simply 18 objectives conceded, the joint-best defensive document within the league together with Bayern, but it surely proved to be a disappointing evening for Christian Streich’s facet.
Bayern Munich can restore their six-point lead with a win at Cologne on Saturday.