Borussia Dortmund reduction as Erling Haaland scores late to beat Düsseldorf

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Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga title celebrations had been placed on ice after Erling Haaland scored within the fifth minute of damage time for Borussia Dortmund to beat Fortuna Düsseldorf 1-Zero on Saturday.

Dortmund’s last-gasp win minimize the hole behind Bayern to 4 factors forward of the seven-time defending champion’s late sport in opposition to visiting Borussia Mönchengladbach. Just three rounds stay after this weekend.

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Dortmund labored for lengthy intervals in Düsseldorf, the place Achraf Hakimi missed the guests’ greatest likelihood in a one-on-one with goalkeeper Florian Kastenmeier, who additionally had little problem coping with Julian Brandt’s effort.

Raphaël Guerreiro thought he’d equalized within the 65th, when he completed off a counterattack with a volley previous Kastenmeier. However, the purpose was dominated out via VAR after he was adjudged to have managed the ball together with his arm.

Düsseldorf substitute Steven Skrzybski struck the put up twice within the closing phases.

But it was to be one other substitute, the 19-year-old Haaland, who powered house a header from Manuel Akanji’s cross within the 95th minute to maintain alive Dortmund’s slim title hopes. Bayern’s purpose distinction is vastly superior to Dortmund’s so a draw would have been little use to Lucien Favre’s aspect.

The Swiss coach appeared to injure himself within the celebrations.

RELEGATION BATTLE INTENSIFIES

Last-placed Paderborn was just about relegated in a 5-1 defeat at house to Werder Bremen, which moved simply behind Düsseldorf on purpose distinction. Düsseldorf is third from backside within the relegation playoff place. Paderborn has 20 factors, whereas Bremen and Düsseldorf have 28.

Union Berlin boosted its survival hopes beating Cologne 2-1.

“Soccer with out followers is nothing,” learn a banner behind one of many objectives in Paderborn.

All Bundesliga video games are being performed with out followers and amid strict hygiene measures for the reason that league resumed on May 16 to cut back the specter of coronavirus infections.

HERTHA’S LUCK RUNS OUT

Hertha Berlin was to rue Dedryck Boyata’s sending off earlier than the break as Eintracht Frankfurt got here from behind to win 4-1.

Boyata was despatched off for bringing down Bad Dost simply earlier than the road. The defender was initially proven his second yellow card and Frankfurt awarded a penalty, however the resolution was modified to a straight crimson and a free kick after a VAR session. However, TV replays confirmed little if no contact.

Frankfurt’s second purpose within the 62nd was arguably the purpose of the spherical. Japanese midfielder Daichi Kamada dribbled previous three Hertha defnders and minimize the ball again for André Silva to attain with the again of his heel.

Perhaps impressed, Danny da Costa eluded 4 Hertha defenders earlier than organising Evan Ndicka for Frankfurt’s third within the 69th. Silva wrapped it up within the 86th.

Also, Freiburg got here from behind to attract in Wolfsburg 2-2.

Derivation

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