Norwegian striker Erling Haaland scored a 5-2 win in the German football league with Dortmund 4: 2 at Hertha Berlin and a move to second place in the table.
Bayern, who only drew 1: 1 with Bremen, has a point more. Borussia is lagging behind the third Leverkusen, who was followed by Patrik Schick after a break due to injury and helped to win 2: 1 over Bielefeld.
Dortmund had to catch up in Berlin after the opening shot of Matheus Cunha, but after a change of sides, Haaland began to riot. The 20-year-old gunner, who today received the Golden Boy award for the best footballer under 21, turned the score around in the 47th and 49th minutes and completed the hat-trick. In the end, Haaland scored once more and with ten hits he is second in the table of shooters for a goal behind Robert Lewandowski from Bayern.
In the 85th minute, Haalanda was replaced by the great talent of Youssouf Moukoko, who made his Bundesliga premiere the day after his 16th birthday and became the youngest player in the history of the competition.
After a series of 19 defeats and more than ten years, the Bremen footballers were able to score points in the German league with Bayern Munich. Thanks to goalkeeper Jiří Pavlenek and defender Theodor Gebre Selassie, he drew 1: 1 on the pitch of the competition leader Werder.
Bayern lost their Bundesliga points for the first time since September 27, when they lost in the 2nd round on the Hoffenheim field. He lost to Bremen from the end of the first half after a goal by Maximilian Eggestein. Pavlenka, under pressure from the reigning champion and the winner of the Champions League, capitulated only after an hour of play, when Kingsley Coman overtook him with a header. Bremen drew for the fifth time in a row.
Bayern stumbled for the second time in the last 35 matches in all competitions. In addition, the defender Lucas Hernández was injured, for whom the match ended after 18 minutes. “We didn’t get to the chance as usual. In the second half we struggled and fought not to lose. Bremen played well, they deserved a point,” said coach Hansi Flick after his 50th match on the bench of the reigning Champions League winner.
Bayern’s hesitation could have taken advantage of Leipzig, but he was blocked by a 1: 1 draw to the top of the Frankfurt standings. The home team’s Eintracht led from the 43rd minute, the point for Leipzig was taken by Yussuf Poulsen after a break.
Leverkusen moved to third place in front of Leipzig, with the goals of Leon Bailey and Aleksandar Dragovič securing Bielefeld’s scalp. Schick started for the first time after a thigh injury in early October – he jumped into the match in the 68th minute.
Hoffenheim, plagued by coronavirus in the past few days without eleven players, including defender Pavel Kadeřábek, lost the lead with Stuttgart in the set time and drew 3: 3. In the domestic competition, unlike the European League, in which Thursday’s match in Liberec awaits him, he continues to worry.
In the shootout on the Hoffenheim field, which tried in vain to postpone the match on Sunday, the home team led twice, yet they missed three points. Marc-Oliver Kempf called in the set time. Hoffenheim won the league for the last time in the match against Bayern, since then he has scored only two draws and left defeated four times.
The black Schalke 04 series continues. The traditional club from Gelsenkirchen lost 0: 2 to Wolfsburg and 24 matches await the three-point victory in the Bundesliga. For a long time, only Tasmania Berlin footballers were in the competition without a victory 55 years ago, when they were waiting to win 31 matches.
German Football League – Round 8:
Bayern Munich – Bremen 1: 1 (62nd Coman – 45th Eggestein), Bielefeld – Leverkusen 1: 2 (47th own Hradecky – 27th Bailey, 88th Dragovic), Hoffenheim – Stuttgart 3: 3 (16th Baumgartner, 48 Sessegnon, 70. Kramarič z pen. – 18. González, 27. Wamangituka, 90. + 3 Kempf), Mönchengladbach – Augsburg 1: 1 (5. Neuhaus – 88. Caligiuri), Schalke – Wolfsburg 0: 2 (3. Weghorst, 24. Schlager), Eintracht Frankfurt – Leipzig 1: 1 (43. Barkok – 57. Poulsen), Hertha Berlin – Dortmund 2: 5 (33. and 79. z pen. Cunha – 47., 49., 62. and 79. Haaland, 70. Guerreiro).