Record-Setting Haaland Can’t Stop Scoring

Erling Braut Haaland made it seven goals in three games for Borussia Dortmund after scoring a double in Saturday’s 5-0 Bundesliga thrashing of Union Berlin as Dortmund went third in the league.

The 19-year-old Haaland, who had netted five times in his first two appearances since signing from Salzburg, scored either side of half-time at Signal Iduna Park after being handed his first Dortmund start by coach Lucien Favre.

Haaland’s tally is the most by any Bundesliga player in their first three league matches and he has achieved the feat with his first seven goals on target. Dortmund moved to third in the table, three points behind leaders Bayern Munich, who beat Mainz 3-1.

Haaland has now scored 35 goals in 25 appearances in all competition this season. The Norwegian hitman scored 28 goals in 22 appearances for former club RB Salzburg before his January move to Germany.

Also in that game, nineteen-year-old England winger Jadon Sancho became the first teenager to score 25 goals in the Bundesliga when he started the rout with a looping shot past Union goalkeeper Rafal Gikiewicz.

Haaland then added to his record run on 18 minutes when he was presented with a simple tap-in from a Julian Brandt cross.

The hosts were dominating as Haaland won a penalty, which captain Marco Reus converted mid-way through the second half.

Central midfielder Axel Witsel made it 4-0 on 70 minutes, firing home after Sancho’s brilliant pass took out two defenders and set up his Belgian team-mate.

Haaland completed the rout when a Brandt back-heel fell into his path and he drilled his shot past the despairing Gikiewicz.