Connect with us

Breaking News

Haaland Score in Dortmund win on Bundesliga return

Published

on

Haaland Score in Dortmund win on Bundesliga return

Dortmund players observed social distancing protocol as they celebrated Haaland’s goal

Erling Braut Haaland scored for Borussia Dortmund as they marked the return of the Bundesliga during the coronavirus outbreak with a convincing derby win over Schalke.

The game will mostly be remembered for the surreal circumstances in which it was played, as Germany became the first major league in Europe to resume action behind closed doors.

There was an eerie atmosphere at Dortmund’s iconic Signal Iduna Park stadium, with every shout by players or coaches audible, and social distancing protocol followed by substitutes and during goal celebrations.

Haaland opened the scoring with a trademark cool finish, flicking home Thorgen Hazard’s cross to continue his sensational season, albeit after an enforced break of almost 10 weeks.

Raphael Guerreiro added two more goals and Hazard also found the net as Dortmund went on to claim a comfortable win over their near neighbors and move within a point of leaders Bayern Munich, who play on Sunday.

A strange feeling as football resumes

The Schalke substitutes were all separated by two metres


Elite-level football might be back in Europe, but it certainly has a different feel about it than it did two months ago.

Strict hygiene protocols saw the Dortmund and Schalke players arrive on multiple buses, use several changing rooms, and then enter the pitch by different routes.

Warm-ups were staggered and the coaching staff and substitutes wore masks and were all separated by two metres as they took their place on the sidelines.

Once the balls had been disinfected by the ball-boys, the game began in total silence, only pierced by the referee’s whistle for kick-off, before being played out to the sound of echoed applause or yelled instructions from the dug-outs.

Fans were completely absent from the 80,000-capacity stadium but that did not stop the Dortmund players performing their trademark salute to the empty stands at the final whistle – standing apart rather than holding hands of course.

Dortmund’s players applauded their absent fans at the final whistle

There were 30 match balls placed around the stadium, each of them disinfected by ball-boys who placed them on special spots rather than giving them directly to the players

The South Stand at Signal Iduna Park holds 25,000 fans and is the biggest free-standing grandstand in Europe. It is famed for its ‘Yellow Wall’ of Dortmund supporters but was completely empty on Saturday

Line-ups

B Dortmund

  • 1Bürki
  • 26PiszczekBooked at 73mins
  • 15Hummels
  • 16Akanji
  • 5Hakimi
  • 6DelaneyBooked at 53minsSubstituted forBalerdiat 68′minutes
  • 8DahoudSubstituted forGötzeat 87′minutes
  • 13GuerreiroSubstituted forSchmelzerat 87′minutes
  • 23T HazardSubstituted forSanchoat 79′minutes
  • 19Brandt
  • 17Haaland

Substitutes

  • 7Sancho
  • 10Götze
  • 18Balerdi
  • 22Morey
  • 29Schmelzer
  • 32Reyna
  • 33Führich
  • 35Hitz
  • 37Raschl

Schalke

  • 23Schubert
  • 21TodiboSubstituted forBurgstallerat 45′minutes
  • 26SanéBooked at 49mins
  • 5Nastasic
  • 20KennySubstituted forBeckerat 87′minutes
  • 2McKennie
  • 8SerdarSubstituted forSchöpfat 74′minutes
  • 24Oczipka
  • 18CaligiuriSubstituted forMirandaat 76′minutes
  • 9RamanSubstituted forMatondoat 45′minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 25Harit

Substitutes

  • 3Miranda
  • 11Gregoritsch
  • 14Matondo
  • 15Kutucu
  • 19Burgstaller
  • 28Schöpf
  • 31Becker
  • 35Nübel
  • 37Mercan
Referee:Deniz Aytekin

 

Match Stats

Home TeamB DortmundAway TeamSchalke
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home11
Away10
Shots on Target
Home4
Away3
Corners
Home4
Away2
Fouls
Home9
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Borussia Dortmund 4, FC Schalke 04 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Borussia Dortmund 4, FC Schalke 04 0.

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Julian Brandt.

Foul by Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund).

Alessandro Schöpf (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Rabbi Matondo (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is too high. Assisted by Bastian Oczipka.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Marcel Schmelzer replaces Raphael Guerreiro.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Mario Götze replaces Mahmoud Dahoud.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Timo Becker replaces Jonjoe Kenny.

Booking

Rabbi Matondo (FC Schalke 04) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Achraf Hakimi (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Rabbi Matondo (FC Schalke 04).

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Jadon Sancho replaces Thorgan Hazard because of an injury.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Juan Miranda replaces Daniel Caligiuri.

Attempt missed. Salif Sané (FC Schalke 04) header from the centre of the box is too high. Assisted by Bastian Oczipka with a cross following a corner.

Corner, FC Schalke 04. Conceded by Lukasz Piszczek.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Schalke 04. Alessandro Schöpf replaces Suat Serdar.

Booking

Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for hand ball.

Hand ball by Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund).

Attempt missed. Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right following a set piece situation.

Foul by Mahmoud Dahoud (Borussia Dortmund).

Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Weston McKennie (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Lukasz Piszczek (Borussia Dortmund).

Rabbi Matondo (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Leonardo Balerdi replaces Thomas Delaney.

Goal!

Goal! Borussia Dortmund 4, FC Schalke 04 0. Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Erling Haaland with a through ball.

Foul by Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund).

Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Attempt saved. Guido Burgstaller (FC Schalke 04) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Amine Harit.

Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jonjoe Kenny (FC Schalke 04).

Booking

Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund).

Suat Serdar (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt blocked. Jonjoe Kenny (FC Schalke 04) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Foul by Thomas Delaney (Borussia Dortmund).

Amine Harit (FC Schalke 04) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Daniel Caligiuri tries a through ball, but Guido Burgstaller is caught offside.

Offside, FC Schalke 04. Salif Sané tries a through ball, but Guido Burgstaller is caught offside.

As It Stands

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Mun

ch

25174473264755
2B Dortmund26166472333954
3RB Leipzig26149363273651
4B Mgladbach25154649301949
5B Leverkusen25145645301547
6Wolfsburg2610973631539
7Freiburg2610793536-137
8Schalke2691073340-737
9Hoffenheim26105113546-1135
10Köln25102133945-632
11Hertha Berlin2687113548-1331
12Union Berlin2593133241-930
13Frankfurt2484123841-328
14Augsburg2676133754-1727
15Mainz2582153453-1926
16Düsseldorf2658132750-2323
17Werder Bremen2446142755-2818
18Paderborn2645173054-2417

Get Latest Updates By Following Us

FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK PAGE

Solution-driven professional excelling in a highly collaborative work environment, finding solutions to challenges, and focused on customer satisfaction. Proven experience developing consumer-focused web sites using Wordpress, HTML, CSS, JQuery, PHP, and JavaScript

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.