Bundesliga 2019 20 Dortmund vs Augsburg highlights – Erling Braut Haaland’s debut for Borussia Dortmund was a dreamy affair as the 19-year-old’s hattrick revived BVB, which was losing 1-3 at that moment, to a valiant 5-3 victory over FC Augsburg on Saturday.
Haaland was brought on as a substitute for Lukasz Piszczek at the 56th minute. It was only three minutes later when his left-footed shot to the bottom right corner of the goal decreased the deficit for his team. Then, Jadon Sancho equalized for Dortmund at the 61st minute to balance the scales for both the teams.
Bundesliga 2019 20 Dortmund vs Augsburg highlights
Haaland’s prowess provided BVB with a lead at the 70th minute. The debutant completed his hattrick, much to the delight of BVB fans, at the 79th minute, making it 5-3 in favor of BVB. With this, the Norwegian achieved the feat of scoring debut hattricks for the second time in his career. He earlier scored a debut treble for Molde FK in 2017. Haaland has also scored trebles in the Austrian Cup, Austrian Bundesliga, and the Champions League.
Bundesliga 2019 20 Dortmund vs Augsburg highlights – Earlier in the game, Florian Niederlechner scored a 34th-minute goal for the hosts to open their scoreline. A 46th-minute goal from Marco Richter doubled the lead for Augsburg before Julian Brandt’s 49th-minute strike made it 2-1 for Dortmund. On 55 minutes, Niederlechner managed to put the hosts back with a 2 goal advantage making the scoreline, 3-1.
In an interview with Sky Germany, Dortmund striker Marco Reus described Haaland as the best forward he had played with after Robert Lewandowski. He said that the 19-year-old gives them the option to be more flexible and to play in different styles.
Bundesliga 2019 20 Dortmund vs Augsburg highlights – Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has also spoken highly of Haaland after Manchester United failed to convince him to join them.
It was a sheer display of class from the debutant which made all the difference for BVB. Dortmund’s win over Augsburg leaves them fourth in the points table with 33 points. They trail leaders RB Leipzig by 7 points whom they will face this Saturday, 25th January.