Bayern Munich’s wait for the Bundesliga title continues as Erling Haaland’s late intervention saw Borussia Dortmund beat Fortuna Dusseldorf.
Erling Haaland scored a dramatic stoppage-time winner to secure Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 victory at Fortuna Dusseldorf that keeps their slim hopes of usurping Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich alive.
Lucien Favre’s men looked to be heading to a limp draw after Raphael Guerreiro’s second-half strike was disallowed for handball, with Fortuna hitting the post twice, but substitute Haaland headed home to ensure Bayern cannot go nine points clear with three matches left later on Saturday.
Dortmund had been the superior side in the first half, with Jadon Sancho crafting several opportunities – but without Haaland on the pitch after recent struggles with a knee problem, BVB were guilty of spurning some fine chances.
10′ Can’s header stopped by keeper
Dortmund win the first corner of the game, which Sancho whips into the penalty area and Can meets it, but he is unable to generate any power behind it and Kastenmeier comfortably gathers.
18′ CLOSE! Hakimi misses a golden chance!
Dortmund break forward straight from the Dusseldorf corner and Hakimi is released through on goal to the left by Sancho and only had Kastenmeier to beat, but he is unable to slide the ball underneath the keeper and Kastenmeier makes a terrific save to deny Dortmund the lead. Hakimi should’ve scored! The Dusseldorf defence then manage to get back and stop the rebound from going in.
24′ Unbelievable! What a miss from Brandt
Superb defending by Hoffmann after Brandt is played through on goal by Sancho, wonderful play by the winger to see Brandt only have Kastenmeier to beat. However, Hoffmann produced an excellent sliding tackle, to see the ball go out of play for a goal kick.
29′ Brandt’s shot stopped by keeper
Strong stop by Kastenmeier to deny Brandt, after lovely link up by between him and Sancho in the penalty area. However, the shot towards goal is too close to the keeper and Kastenmeier made a good save.
58′ Yellow Card! Hazard booked
Hazard is the first player to be booked today, after his shirt pull and then he kicks the ball away in frustration after being penalised.
65′ NO GOAL! Guerreiro goal but the goal is handball
Haaland tries to work space for a shot on the edge of the box, but it’s blocked and then bounces up, hits Guerreiro, before dropping down and he produces a superb volley to beat Kastenmeier. After a long look at the replay, the Dortmund goal is disallowed and it remains 0-0, huge let off for Dusseldorf. Guerreiro is claiming that it hit his shoulder.
81′ POST! Skrzybski almost score
Dusseldorf go close to taking the lead late on after Skrzybski’s low shot from the edge of the penalty area beating Burki and striking the bottom of the post, before bouncing away from goal. Very unlucky!
84′ Yellow Card! Hakimi booked
The latest yellow card is shown to Hakimi for his late foul on Skrzybski on the halfway line.
90+5′ GOAL! Dusseldorf 0-1 Dortmund (Haaland)
A superb cross comes onto the box by Akanji from the left wing, which Haaland meets perfectly in the middle of the box and he makes no mistakes with an excellent finish.
Dusseldorf XI: Suttner, Zimmermann, Berisha, N. Gießelmann, A. Hoffmann, K. Ayhan, K. Stöger, Karaman, Thommy, M. Sobottka, F. Kastenmeier
Subs: R. Hennings, M. Rensing, Jorgensen, A. Morales, S. Skrzybski, J. Zimmer, Kownacki, R. Bormuth, K. Ofori
Dortmund XI: Witsel, Hummels, Piszczek, Burki, T Hazard, Emre Can, Guerreiro, Brandt, Akanji, Hakimi, Sancho
Subs: Schmelzer, Hitz, Schulz, Haaland, M. Pherai, Morey, Reyna, Balerdi, Raschl