Haaland scores late to give Dormund victory over Fortuna

Dortmund's Norwegian forward Erling Braut Haaland (2nd L, no 17) scores the 0-1 during the German first division Bundesliga football match Fortuna Duesseldorf v Borussia Dortmund on June 13, 2020 in Duesseldorf, western Germany.

Erling Haaland scored in the fifth and final minute of stoppage time to give Borussia Dortmund a 1-0 victory over Fortuna Dusseldorf on Saturday to keep the Bundesliga title race going.

With Dortmund looking tepid throughout, Haaland popped up with a fine glancing header from Manuel Akanji's cross to break the hearts of lowly Fortuna, who had hit the post twice late on.

After an uneventful opening period, Raphael Guerreiro found the net midway through the second half with a fine volley, but VAR ruled the goal out as the ball had hit Portuguese wing-back on the shoulder, technically the correct decision.

Fortuna could have easily won it; sub Steven Skrzybski struck the bottom of the post with a low effort from range in the closing stages, and then hit the woodwork again in stoppage time as the hosts countered.

But the result means Bayern Munich cannot secure the title this weekend, with Dortmund moving to within four points of Bayern before their evening game against Borussia Monchengladbach. Dusseldorf are in 16th, level on points with Bremen in 17th.

Elsewhere, Union Berlin claimed a 2-1 road win against Cologne at the RheinEnergieStadion, thanks to goals from Marvin Friedrich and Christian Gentner.

At Benteler-Arena, a rampant Werder Bremen side thrashed Paderborn 5-1 and Hertha Belin suffered a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Eintracht Frankfurt.

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