Haaland scores in Dortmund farewell game | Soccer News


DORTMUND (Germany): Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland scored in his last game for the German club as they beat Hertha Berlin 2-1 on Saturday in the season finale, forcing their opponents to a draw of relegation.
Haaland scored with a penalty to level the score at 1-1 with his 86th goal in his 89th game in all competitions since 2020, as Dortmund finished second to champions Bayern Munich.
The Norwegian will join Manchester City next season on a multi-year deal worth up to €300m.
Hertha took the lead with an 18th-minute penalty, after Ishak Belfodil was knocked down in the box and the Algerian moved in to convert the free-kick himself.
Dortmund, who bid farewell to several players as well as long-serving sporting director Michael Zorc, were slow to react.
But Dortmund eventually got their own penalty for a handball from Marvin Plattenhardt, and Haaland, who also scored on his Bundesliga debut, netted in his last appearance for the club to make it all better.
Youssoufa Moukoko’s superb low shot in the 84th that came off the post snatched all three points from the hosts as Hertha finished 16th after a spectacular stoppage-time winner for VfB Stuttgart against Cologne lifted them into the 15th space and safety.
Hertha coach Felix Magath, who took over in mid-March with the team anchored in 17th place, was looking to lead them to safety but now must prepare his men for a playoff battle s they want to avoid relegation.

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