Hertha Berlin 2-5 Borussia Dortmund: Erling Haaland scores FOUR goals in a stunning second half … then insists that an energy drink boosted his performance during the break!
- Erling Haaland scored four goals while Borussia Dortmund fought from behind
- The German giants trailed 1-0 against Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga
- But Dortmund came back roaring in the second half thanks to their star striker
- The 20-year-old Noor said afterwards that an energy drink ‘gave him wings’!
Erling Haaland scored four goals in a sensational second half performance to help Borussia Dortmund come out of a goal to crush host Hertha Berlin 5-2 on Saturday and move up to second place in the Bundesliga.
It was a memorable night for the Norwegian Haaland, who scored his first away goals of the campaign and brought his season total to 10 goals in eight games, one less than Bayern Munich’s top scorer Robert Lewandowski.
Haaland also scored four goals in the Bundesliga for the first time and the 20-year-old said he drank an energy drink during half time that boosted his performance.
Erling Haaland scored four goals in an inspired match in the second half of Borussia Dortmund
The Norwegian was deadly when Dortmund came from behind against Hertha Berlin on Saturday
“It gave me wings in half time and then it went well,” he said. ‘I really liked the first goal. But the second was good too. ‘
It was an equally memorable match for teenage Youssoufa Moukoko, who replaced Haaland late in the game and became the youngest Bundesliga player ever at the age of 16 years and one day.
Haaland struck twice at the start of the second half to put his team up front after Matheus Cunha stunned the visitors with an unstoppable shot in the 33rd minute.
Haaland struck twice within minutes before placing the game past Hertha
Haaland completed his hat trick when he attacked a Hertha foul to bypass the goalkeeper and fit in, while the hosts were completely confused midway through the second period.
The Dortmund hit man took his fourth goal after Raphael Guerreiro also scored for the visitors and Hertha briefly narrowed the deficit with a 79-minute Cunha penalty.
Dortmund, which faces Club Brugge in the Champions League on Tuesday, moves up to 18 points, one point behind leader Bayern Munich and ahead of the goal difference of third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.