Borussia Dortmund closed the hole to Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich to a few factors on Friday as Erling Haaland scored twice to propel them to a 5-1 win over Freiburg.
Belgium worldwide right-back Thomas Meunier despatched Dortmund on their method with two objectives from corners within the opening half-hour because the normally well-organised Freiburg defence appeared misplaced at a stadium the place the membership final gained 21 years in the past.
Haaland made it 3-0 in added time on the finish of the primary half when Jude Bellingham caught Lucas Holer dawdling on the ball deep within the Freiburg half and dispossessed him earlier than enjoying the striker in behind the defence for a easy end.
The aim ended a run of two video games with out a aim for the Norway worldwide.
Freiburg confirmed indicators of life halfway by means of the second half when Ermedin Demirovic reacted quick to bundle the ball in on a rebound, however Haaland added his second of the sport and his fifteenth in 13 league video games to close down any hope of a comeback.
That aim was arrange by Mahmoud Dahoud, who promptly added a fifth aim with a curling shot into the top-right nook to seal an emphatic victory.
“The primary half was actually sturdy in all phases of the sport,” Dortmund coach Marco Rose mentioned, however he was essential of the staff for giving Freiburg probabilities within the second half.
The heavy defeat is a blow to Freiburg’s hopes of qualifying for the Champions League for the primary time.
They got here into the sport fourth within the desk with simply 18 objectives conceded, the joint-best defensive report within the league together with Bayern, nevertheless it proved to be a disappointing night time for Christian Streich’s aspect.
Bayern Munich can restore their six-point lead with a win at Cologne on Saturday.