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FC Augsburg 3-5 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Braut Haaland scores hat-trick on debut

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Haaland hat-trick on Dortmund debut

If anyone thought Erling Braut Haaland's move to Borussia Dortmund would signal a tempering of his goalscoring exploits, the Norwegian proved them emphatically wrong on Saturday with a stunning 23-minute debut hat-trick.

The 19-year-old joined Dortmund for £17.1m last month, after netting 28 goals in 22 appearances for Red Bull Salzburg this season - a tally that included five hat-tricks.

He made that six courtesy of the perfect introduction to his new club and league.

Having come off the bench on 56 minutes, with Dortmund trailing 3-1, he scored just three minutes later, before England winger Jadon Sancho levelled the match at 3-3.

Haaland then put Dortmund ahead for the first time with 18 minutes left when he tapped home after Thorgan Hazard got in behind the Augsburg defence and completed his treble when captain Marco Reus played him into the area, slamming the ball home to make it 5-3.

"I am pretty relaxed about it, I don't really know why," the son of former Leeds, Nottingham Forest and Manchester City player Alf-Inge Haaland told reporters after his stunning Bundesliga bow.

"I'm at a fantastic club with great team-mates and good people around me. I came here to score goals and it was a good debut for me."

Haaland, who had been a reported transfer target for Juventus and Manchester United, scored eight goals in this season's Champions League group stage, the second most in the competition.

Augsburg had led 2-0 through goals from Florian Niederlechner and Marco Richter.

After Julian Brandt pulled one back for Dortmund, Niederlechner scored his second on 55 minutes before Haaland's introduction.

Victory in the first game back after the winter break lifts Dortmund to fourth in the Bundesliga.

Leaders RB Leipzig extended their advantage to five points with a 3-1 victory against Union Berlin, after second placed Borussia Monchengladbach lost 2-0 to Schalke on Friday.

Not a proper hat-trick?!

German football expert Raphael Honigstein, speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live:

Dortmund have been playing without that kind of a striker for a couple of years now. One of the reasons supporters and people within the club have given for the lack of success - not winning a trophy - is perhaps the lack of a goalscorer, a number nine that they've not had since Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang left.

He changes the dynamic. Suddenly you have someone making the runs into the box, going into the channels. You don't have all these false nines circulating around the box.

He made such a big difference and now it is going to be impossible for Lucien Favre to keep him out of the team.

In Germany, for some reason, we don't consider this a proper hat-trick. It needs to be in one half but also nobody scoring in between. We are so German we don't consider it a hat-trick.

Haaland doesn't care. I saw him going off with the match ball. He'll consider it a hat-trick but somebody has to then tell him 'actually, you know what, it's not officially a hat-trick'. I don't think it's an issue for him to worry about.

Line-ups

Augsburg

  • 21Koubek
  • 2Lichtsteiner
  • 6Gouweleeuw
  • 18Jedvaj
  • 31Max
  • 10BaierSubstituted forSarenren Bazeeat 85'minutes
  • 8Khedira
  • 23Richter
  • 24JensenSubstituted forLöwenat 74'minutes
  • 16Vargas
  • 7Niederlechner

Substitutes

  • 1Luthe
  • 3Pedersen
  • 5Suchy
  • 14Morávek
  • 17Sarenren Bazee
  • 19Uduokhai
  • 28Hahn
  • 29Löwen
  • 34Teigl

B Dortmund

  • 1Bürki
  • 26PiszczekSubstituted forHaalandat 56'minutes
  • 15Hummels
  • 16Akanji
  • 5Hakimi
  • 28Witsel
  • 19Brandt
  • 13Guerreiro
  • 7Sancho
  • 11ReusSubstituted forDahoudat 80'minutes
  • 23T HazardSubstituted forReynaat 72'minutesBooked at 76mins

Substitutes

  • 8Dahoud
  • 10Götze
  • 14Schulz
  • 17Haaland
  • 18Balerdi
  • 22Morey
  • 32Reyna
  • 34Bruun Larsen
  • 35Hitz
Referee:
Manuel Gräfe
Attendance:
30,660

Match Stats

Home TeamAugsburgAway TeamB Dortmund
Possession
Home29%
Away71%
Shots
Home13
Away17
Shots on Target
Home5
Away8
Corners
Home2
Away6
Fouls
Home5
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, FC Augsburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 5.

Full Time

Second Half ends, FC Augsburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 5.

Attempt missed. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Augsburg. Noah Joel Sarenren Bazee replaces Daniel Baier.

Foul by Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund).

Marco Richter (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Jadon Sancho.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Mahmoud Dahoud replaces Marco Reus.

Goal!

Goal! FC Augsburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 5. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the right side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Marco Reus with a through ball.

Foul by Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund).

Marco Richter (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Marco Richter (FC Augsburg) right footed shot from long range on the left is too high from a direct free kick.

Booking

Giovanni Reyna (Borussia Dortmund) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund).

Ruben Vargas (FC Augsburg) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, FC Augsburg. Eduard Löwen replaces Fredrik Jensen.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Jeffrey Gouweleeuw.

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Giovanni Reyna replaces Thorgan Hazard.

VAR Decision: Goal FC Augsburg 3-4 Borussia Dortmund (Thorgan Hazard).

Goal!

Goal! FC Augsburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 4. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Thorgan Hazard.

Offside, Borussia Dortmund. Julian Brandt tries a through ball, but Jadon Sancho is caught offside.

Offside, FC Augsburg. Stephan Lichtsteiner tries a through ball, but Fredrik Jensen is caught offside.

Attempt saved. Thorgan Hazard (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner. Assisted by Jadon Sancho.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Tin Jedvaj.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Daniel Baier.

Attempt blocked. Raphael Guerreiro (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Julian Brandt.

Corner, Borussia Dortmund. Conceded by Tomás Koubek.

Attempt saved. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Jadon Sancho.

Goal!

Goal! FC Augsburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 3. Jadon Sancho (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Mats Hummels with a through ball.

Goal!

Goal! FC Augsburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 2. Erling Haaland (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jadon Sancho with a through ball.

Manuel Akanji (Borussia Dortmund) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg).

Substitution

Substitution, Borussia Dortmund. Erling Haaland replaces Lukasz Piszczek.

Goal!

Goal! FC Augsburg 3, Borussia Dortmund 1. Florian Niederlechner (FC Augsburg) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Philipp Max.

Attempt missed. Marco Richter (FC Augsburg) right footed shot from long range on the right is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. Ruben Vargas (FC Augsburg) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal. Assisted by Florian Niederlechner.

Offside, FC Augsburg. Fredrik Jensen tries a through ball, but Ruben Vargas is caught offside.

Attempt blocked. Fredrik Jensen (FC Augsburg) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Marco Richter.

Goal!

Goal! FC Augsburg 2, Borussia Dortmund 1. Julian Brandt (Borussia Dortmund) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Thorgan Hazard.

Attempt blocked. Axel Witsel (Borussia Dortmund) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Jadon Sancho.

goal

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Saturday 18th January 2020

  • AugsburgFC Augsburg3B DortmundBorussia Dortmund5
  • Köln1. FC Köln3WolfsburgVfL Wolfsburg1
  • MainzMainz 051FreiburgSC Freiburg2
  • DüsseldorfFortuna Düsseldorf0Werder BremenWerder Bremen1
  • Hoffenheim1899 Hoffenheim1FrankfurtEintracht Frankfurt2
  • RB LeipzigRB Leipzig3Union Berlin1. FC Union Berlin1

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1RB Leipzig18124251213040
2B Mgladbach18112533201335
3Bayern Munich17103446222433
4B Dortmund1896346271933
5Schalke1896331211033
6Freiburg188552924529
7B Leverkusen178452321228
8Hoffenheim188372630-427
9Wolfsburg186661921-224
10Augsburg186573136-523
11Frankfurt186392930-121
12Union Berlin1862102127-620
13Köln1862102233-1120
14Hertha Berlin175482229-719
15Mainz1860122641-1518
16Werder Bremen184592441-1717
17Düsseldorf1843111837-1915
18Paderborn1733112036-1612
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