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Haaland hits 40th goal of season


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Published : 23 Feb 2020 06:20 PM | Updated : 06 Sep 2020 08:25 PM

Erling Braut Haaland scored his 40th goal of the season as the teenager continued his phenomenal scoring streak in Borussia Dortmund's 2-0 win at Werder Bremen on Saturday, reports AFP.

The 19-year-old flicked home a second-half cross to score his 12th goal in eight games for Dortmund as Lucien Favre's side moved second in the Bundesliga, four points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Haaland, who scored twice in Tuesday's Champions League last 16, first-leg win over Paris Saint-Germain, also netted 28 goals for Salzburg before joining Dortmund for 20 million euros ($22 million) in December. Dortmund ground out victory after showing some early nerves in Bremen where they crashed to a 3-2 German Cup defeat earlier this month.

"We allowed them almost nothing and controlled the game more in the second half," said Dortmund's midfielder Emre Can.

"Then Bremen got tired and we scored our goals at the right time."

Centre-back Dan-Axel Zagadou gave the visitors the lead by volleying home a Jadon Sancho corner on 52 minutes. "Another crappy goal conceded from a dead-ball situation. It's getting very tight for us now," said Bremen's Dutch midfielder Davy Klaassen whose side are second from bottom.

Haaland doubled the advantage by drilling Achraf Hakimi's square ball into the corner on 66 minutes to score his ninth Bundesliga goal.

After five straight league defeats, Bremen remain 17th and five points from safety.

They suffered another blow in the relegation battle as Fortuna Duesseldorf, who are a place above them, enjoyed a 2-0 win at Freiburg.