Haaland brace as Dortmund beat Sevilla 2-0 in Champions League

Source : IANS 2021-02-18 13:43:35

Erling Haaland's remarkable UEFA Champions League scoring record helped Borussia Dortmund to a comeback victory at Sevilla as the German club took a significant step towards a first quarter-final in four years.

With it Borussia Dortmund took a big step towards the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League with a 3-2 win away to Sevilla in the first leg of their round of 16 tie on Wednesday night.

Striker Erling Braut Haaland enhanced his burgeoning reputation with two first-half goals in the 26th and 42nd minutes of the game as Dortmund fought back from an early strike by Sevilla forward Suso, Xinhua news reports.

Sevilla went into the game in excellent form, fresh from beating FC Barcelona 1-0 in the first leg of their Copa del Rey semifinal and without having conceded a goal in their last seven matches.

That wave of confidence only increased after seven minutes when Suso controled the ball on the edge of the area, turned his marker and beat Marvin Hitz with his finish.