(Borussia Dortmund – Armenia Bielefeld 1-0) After a month and a half on the sidelines, Erling Braut Haaland (21) is finally back on the pitch with Borussia Dortmund.
The Norwegian has been out of action due to a muscle injury since the Bundesliga match against Hoffenheim on January 22, but on Sunday he returned to the bench against Armenia Bielefeld.
Thus, Jærbuen could also be suitable for the Ståle Solbakken national team for the international special matches against Slovakia (March 25) and Armenia (March 29). The team will be announced on Tuesday.
In front of Arminia Bielefeld, Haaland sat on the bench for just over an hour, but then entered the turf at Signal Iduna Park.
The first thing I said to him when he came was that I was glad to see him again in the field. He is a very important player for us, and we need him in the upcoming matches, says Dortmund player Axel Witsel to Viaplay, and admits he hopes Haaland stays for at least another season – despite being the striker. It is highly rumored to be away from the club.
When Haaland entered, the score was 1-0 after Marius Wolf scored in the first half. Borussia Dortmund continued to press after a free kick, before English prodigy Judd Bellingham moved to Thorgan Hazard. The Belgian reached the ball to the bottom of the penalty area, where Wolff set the first goal of the match.
It was also the only game on Sunday night in Dortmund, and Haaland was no closer to scoring than a few posts he missed on target. Then the 21-year-old still had to wait for his first goal against Armenia Bielefeld, but he was still very happy and celebrated with his teammates after the match.
After Bayern Munich faltered and lost two points to Hoffenheim on Saturday, it was ten points that separate them from table runners-up Borussia Dortmund – ahead of the latter’s match against Armenia Bielefeld. After three points in that match, the yellow-clad has seven points against the league leaders, but with one game played less.
Thus, it is a battle for the Bundesliga title when there are eight and nine rounds in the league for Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund, respectively. At the end of April, the two will meet, in what could be a crucial match for the Gold Cup.
– Now we must continue to pressure the gas in the Bundesliga. You never know what it’s all about. We always dream, and then we will see what happens at the end of the season, says Dortmund player Emre Can, according to the local newspaper. Ruhr news.
Note! Borussia Dortmund meets Mainz in their next match already on Wednesday. That settlement was postponed last weekend due to the Corona eruption in Mainz.