Haaland brace as Dortmund fight back to win seven-goal thriller

(L-R) Erling Haaland, Marco Reus and Julian Brandt of Dortmund celebrate their teams second goal during the Bundesliga match between Bayer 04 Leverkusen and Borussia Dortmund at BayArena on September 11, 2021 in Leverkusen, Germany.

Erling Braut Haaland's brace helped Borussia Dortmund come from behind three times to claim a thrilling Bundesliga victory at Bayer Leverkusen.

Haaland, who also grabbed an assist, cancelled out Florian Wirtz's opener with a towering header and later scored the winner from the penalty spot.

In a frantic encounter, Czech Republic striker Patrik Schick and French winger Moussa Diaby scored for Leverkusen.

But goals from Haaland, Julian Brandt and Raphael Guerreiro saved Dortmund.

England midfielder Jude Bellingham had a goal ruled out for Dortmund shortly before half-time and Schick capitalised to put Leverkusen in the driving seat going into the break.

But Leverkusen's lead lasted only minutes into the second half as Brandt controlled Haaland's pass with his heel before firing into the roof of the net.

Six minutes later, Diaby's long-range strike made it 3-2 to the hosts, but Guerreiro's superb free-kick once again brought Dortmund level.

Marco Reus was eventually awarded a penalty when he was struck in the face by the arm of Odilon Kossounou and Haaland kept his cool to slot in the winner for Dortmund in the 77th minute.

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