Borussia Dortmund 2-1 Hertha Berlin: Erling Haaland and Youssoufa Moukoko come to the rescue for Lucien Favre’s side in the Norweigan’s first game since agreeing a £51m deal with Manchester City
- Borussia Dortmund sealed a late 2-1 victory over Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga
- Striker Ishak Belfodi opened the scoring from the penalty spot in the 18th minute
- Erling Haaland equalised on his first game since signing for Manchester City
- Youssoufa Moukoko scored the eventual winner with just six minutes left to play
Borussia Dortmund forward Erling Haaland scored on his last game for the German club as they beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 on Saturday in the season finale, forcing their opponents into a relegation playoff.
Haaland scored with a penalty to level the score at 1-1 with his 86th goal in his 89th match in all competitions since 2020, as Dortmund finished runners’-up to champions Bayern Munich.
The Norwegian will join Manchester City next season in a multi-year deal reportedly worth £51million.
Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland grabbed an equaliser to earn a 1-1 draw with Hertha Berlin
Ishak Belfodi opened the scoring for Hertha Berlin from the penalty spot in the 18th minute
Hertha took the lead with an 18th minute penalty, after Ishak Belfodil was brought down in the box and the Algerian stepped up to convert the spot kick himself.
Dortmund, bidding farewell to several players as well as long-time sports director Michael Zorc, took a long time to react.
But Dortmund eventually got a penalty of their own for a hand ball by Marvin Plattenhardt, and Haaland, who also scored on his debut in the Bundesliga, scored on his final appearance for the club to make it all square.
It was Erling Haaland’s first game for Dortmund since agreeing a £51million move to Man City
Youssoufa Moukoko scored the eventual winner for Dortmund in the 84th minute of pla
Youssoufa Moukoko’s superb low shot in the 84th that went in off the post snatched the three points for the hosts as Hertha finished in 16th following a dramatic stoppage-time winner for VfB Stuttgart over Cologne that lifted them to 15th and safety.
Hertha coach Felix Magath, who took over in mid-March with the team anchored in 17th place, had been looking to lead them to safety but he must now prepare his men for a playoff battle if they are to avoid relegation.
Ahead of the last home of the season against Hertha Berlin, Haaland was honoured in front of a full Signal Iduna Park.
Erling Haaland was honoured ahead of his final home game with Borussia Dortmund
Before kick-off, he was given a round of applause by fans and team-mates and was then presented with flowers and a ‘Danke Haaland’ poster by Dortmund chiefs.
It brings and end to his two-and-a-half year stay at the club, where he has produced a number of memorable goals having arrived from Red Bull Salzburg.
Haaland attracted interest from around Europe after netting 85 times in 88 appearances for Dortmund.
City beat Real Madrid to the striker’s signature, and he had also been linked with Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United in recent months.
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