Erling Haaland nets wonderful brace as Borussia Dortmund beats Sevilla

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Erling Haaland nets wonderful brace as Borussia Dortmund beats Sevilla
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The 20-year-old was in devastating type as Borussia Dortmund got here from behind to take management of its Champions League spherical of 16 tie towards Sevilla on Wednesday.

His two targets impressed the German facet to a 3-2 away win, incomes a slight benefit forward of the return leg on March 9.

“It was good to attain targets, I really like the Champions League,” Haaland instructed reporters after the match.

“After I noticed Mbappe rating a hat trick yesterday, I obtained free motivation, so because of him. It was a pleasant night.”

Sevilla had began the match on the entrance foot when Suso’s deflected shot gave the hosts an early lead within the seventh minute however going behind appeared to ignite a hearth in Haaland.

He was the supplier for the equalizer, powering previous a number of defenders to tee up Mahmoud Dahoud for a splendidly crafted end, however the striker rapidly obtained on the rating sheet himself.

Erling Haaland celebrates scoring his second goal against Sevilla on Wednesday.

His first objective got here from yet one more highly effective run which appeared to scare the Sevilla defenders into retreat. A fast one-two with the spectacular Jadon Sancho noticed Haaland slide in at hand Dortmund the lead within the 27th minute.

He then added his second moments earlier than halftime after Marco Reus pounced on a sloppy mistake in midfield to place Haaland by on objective. Unsurprisingly, the in-form ahead coolly stroked previous the onrushing keeper. In fact, it was by no means doubtful.

Haaland has now scored 10 Champions League targets in simply seven appearances for Dortmund, the quickest a participant has ever reached the overall for a group within the match’s illustrious historical past.

The evening was nearly excellent for Dortmund till it conceded a late objective, as Luuk de Jong steered house a cross within the 84th minute.

“We did not need to lose, however they’ve among the finest attacking gamers on the planet they usually made the distinction with three alternatives which we should always have prevented. The scoreline is harsh on us,” Sevilla coach Julen Lopetegui mentioned after the sport.

Haaland scores Dortmund's third goal against Sevilla.

Juventus path

Elsewhere, Porto beat Juventus 2-1 within the first leg of its Champions League final 16 tie.

Mehdi Taremi gave the hosts the proper begin in slightly over a minute after he capitalized on a serious blunder within the Juventus protection.

Rodrigo Bentancur’s move again to goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny was woefully underhit, permitting Taremi time to bundle the ball into the online.

Moussa Marega then doubled Porto’s lead simply 19 seconds into the second half earlier than Federico Chiesa gave Juve some hope for the return leg after heading house within the 82nd minute.

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