Watch - Dortmund's Erling Haaland scores Bundesliga's first goal post resumption; comes up with interesting celebration Photograph:( AFP )
Young sensation Erling Haaland registered the first Bundesliga goal post-resumption as Borussia Dortmund took a first-half lead against arch-rivals FC Schalke 04 at the Signal Iduna Park. Watch video.
Football is back to life with Bundesliga’s resumption on Saturday (May 16). While there is not a single spectator sitting in the stands, there is a sense of relief that footballing action is finally back. Young sensation Erling Haaland registered the first Bundesliga goal post-resumption as Borussia Dortmund took a first-half lead against arch-rivals FC Schalke 04 at the Signal Iduna Park.
There were no crowd celebrations but Haaland and his teammates did celebrate, without touching each other, near the corner flag as the Norwegian jogged with a pointed finger following his clever finish in the 29th minute of the game.
Haaland scores the first post-corona goal and celebrates like that huh pic.twitter.com/z2Pia0r6vO— goatblak! (@bighandsobIak) May 16, 2020
It was a fluid build-up by the Black and Yellow before Thorgan Hazard whipped an inch-perfect cross only for Haaland to rattle the net and hand Dortmund a 1-0 lead. Rafael Guerreiro tapped another in the additional time of first half to double Dortmund's lead to 2-0.
Schalke started the first-half on a positive note, however, Dortmund’s strong pressing made life tough for the Schalke players. Dortmund did get a couple of early chance only but failed to hit the target.
In other matches, Freiburg also took a first-half lead Manuel Guide opened the scoring for the visitors against Red Bull Leipzig.
Wolfsburg scored on the brink of first-half with Renato Steffen putting the ball inside the net against Augsburg at the WWK Arena.